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Indonesia to lobby badminton into 27th SEAG

English.news.cn   2013-01-29 14:14:04            

JAKARTA, Jan. 29 (Xinhua) -- Indonesia is lobbying Southeast Asian Games organizers to add badminton to the competition schedule, local media reported on Tuesday.

Badminton is not included in this year's SEA Games in Myanmar.

"Efforts to lobby the organizer in Myanmar are underway at the moment. The chances are still there as it (the decision) has not final yet," Indonesian Badminton Association (PBSI) Gita Wirjawan said on Monday.

He said that it would be a pity for Indonesia if badminton is not contended in the upcoming SEAG, saying that the sports has been a potential gold field for the country.

"It (the lobby) should not be failed. We can tap many medals from the sports," Gita, who is also the active trade minister, was quoted by the tribunnews.com as saying.

Indonesia won five gold medals from badminton in the 26th SEAG held at home in 2011 as they finished top of the medals tally with 182 gold medals.

Editor: Yang Lina
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