Event Notes: Russia To Host 2014 European Badminton Championships
The Russian National Badminton federation said that Kazan, Russia "will host the 2014 European badminton championships." The agreement "was signed Monday" (XINHUA, 4/22). ... Iran "officially announced preparedness to host the 3rd Islamic Solidarity Games, which was due to be held in Indonesia in June but was postponed due to the delayed supply of the necessary equipment and facilities" (AL BAWABA, 4/21). ... The Country Rugby League "has scrapped plans to take next year's City-Country clash to Broken Hill in fear of a repeat of the disappointing crowd that turned up at Coffs Harbour on Sunday." The unflattering crowd of 4,635 "has again raised questions about the legitimacy of the game and the importance of the fixture" (SYDNEY MORNING HERALD, 4/22).