BWF President Hails ‘Worthy’ Sir Craig Reedie

July 26, 2012

President of the Badminton World Federation (BWF), arthritis Dr Kang Young Joong, has hailed Sir Craig Reedie’s election as Vice-President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

Sir Craig, 71, who played a key part in bringing the Olympics to London, was a former president of the International Badminton Federation, the precursor to the BWF. He played a pivotal role in getting badminton into the Olympics in Barcelona 1992.

Dr Kang was quick to recognise the important role Sir Craig has played in sports and said: “We at Badminton World Federation are particularly proud to witness the election of one of our own to this prestigious position within the Olympic movement. It is an honour of which he is indeed worthy.

“We extend sincerest congratulations to Sir Craig and we are certain his vast reservoir of knowledge and experience will continue to stand him and the IOC in admirable stead.”

The Executive Board of the IOC is responsible for ensuring the observance of the Olympic Charter, overseeing the administration of the IOC, organising the Olympic Games and other duties.

Sir Craig was knighted for his efforts in bringing the Olympics and Paralympics to London.

 Sir Craig Reedie and Dr Kang Young Joong both feature in iSportconnect’s Olympic Special E-Magazine, available to read here.