Badminton’s 21st Century acceleration

12 September, 2017

Few sports accelerated as quickly as badminton did after 2009. Financially, commercially and politically, in popularity and participation, as well as in public profile, it transformed itself in five reassuring years. It became stronger and wealthier, happier and healthier, and achieved this after a period of significant difficulties. However these were of a kind which most organisations and many people face at some – those conquerable only by setting differences aside and working together. The man leading this transformation, Kang Young-Joong, was the BWF President for two terms and a Korean businessman of vision and integrity who steered badminton back on to a path of greater harmony.