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SBD Global/May 23, 2013/Events and AttractionsPrint All
The Sudirman Cup "will probably be the last major event that Malaysia will host," according to THE STAR. Badminton Association of Malaysia is "unhappy" with the Badminton World Federation’s new ruling that "limits the national body from making some extra money through commercial rights." The BWF has "come out with a new contract for all hosts of major events whereby the world body take 80% of the profit from the commercial rights." BAM GM Kenny Goh said that they "were restricted in many ways from gaining some advantage as the hosts as BWF were running the show." Goh: "This commercial model for major events does not favour the hosts" (THE STAR, 5/22).
German Hockey Federation (DEB) will honor late national goaltender Robert Müller, who died in '08 due to a brain tumor, "in the logo for the 2017 IIHF World Championship." The logo "consists of the flags of both host nations, Germany and France, in the background and a German goaltender with the No. 80 in the foreground" (DPA, 5/21). ... The football game Barcelona was scheduled to play near Tel Aviv "has been definitively canceled due to difficulties that have arisen." Israeli officials confirmed the news, adding that "Barcelona's visit has not been canceled, just the game" (EFE, 5/22).