PERSONALITIES: DAVID SHAW TO RETIRE; CAMERON TO TAKE OVER
** This NEW SHUTTLENWS REPORT is presented by badminton world champions
YANG YANG (1987 and
1989) and ZHAO JIAN HUA (1991) and by
YANG YANG BADMINTON PRODUCTS **
November 30, 1997 (NEW SHUTTLENWS) - David Shaw, the executive director of
the International Badminton Federation who presided over the sport's growth
over the past several years, will be retiring early next year. Shaw who came
to the badminton federation after a career in the television industry was one
of the key persons involved in the sport's multimillion US dollar television
contract with Star-TV.
It was under Shaw's executive directorship that the sport saw a spurt in
tournament prize money and an increased public profile thru the broadcast of
top tournament on television (except in the Americas - Editor).
Shaw will be replaced by Neil Cameron of Scotland who was confirmed as the
incoming executive director by the badminton federation's executive council
at their meeting earlier this month in Subic Bay, Philippines.
Cameron is currently in charge of the badminton federation's major tournament
circuit. He will be assuming his duties as executive director after the Finals
of the Thomas and Uber Cups in May.
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