Barbados Olympic Solidarity Course 2006

Thursday, August 17, 2006

Barbados-OSC-2006-1The first 2006 Olympic Solidarity in Pan-Am took off with Barbados as course host from August 11 to August 21. Badminton Pan-Am Development nominated German Valdez as course director. Barbados Olympic Committee General Secretary, Erskine Simmons officially opened the course on August 11. Also present were Paul Sealy, Badminton Barbados new president.

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Russians Dominate 2006 US Open

Monday, August 14, 2006

2006 US Open WD FinalsBadminton enthusiasts around the world watched live coverage of the US Open on their PCs and broad band enhanced cell phones, as Russia claimed 3 of the 5 gold medals at the 2006 Yonex/OCBC US Open. Nina Vislova was particularly impressive, matching her tennis counterparts Maria Sharapova and Elena Dementieva for not only her striking beauty but also her athletic abilities. In women’s singles, Ella Karachkova (RUS) had an easy time with Johannah Lee (USA) who had been injured in her semi-final victory and noticeably hobbled before retiring at the first interval (11-6 retired). Karachkova never allowed opponents more than 11 points in any game during her run for the championship.

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Bid Application and Requirements to host a Pan Am Event

Thursday, August 10, 2006

NEW NEW NEWApplication to host a Pan Am event!

The bid application and list of requirements are available under Downloads.

The 2006 Badminton Pan-Am Junior Academy

Thursday, August 03, 2006

After the long week long Junior Championships were over, Badminton Pan-Am organized an academy for 35 players from the Caribbean, Central America and South America. This was the first time a camp for such a big number was organized following the championships. The players were categorized into the Under-15s and Under-18s.


The Under-15 team trained at the Fonte Club and the Under-18 team trained at the Badminton Brazil Training Center. 

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   Fonte Club, Campinas, Brazil

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Cool Jah-May-Kah Start Their Raggae Again

Thursday, August 03, 2006

1 Gold, 3 Silver and 7 Bronze. That was the Jamaican medal tally.

The 2006 Pan-Am Junior Badminton Championships would not have been exciting without the Jamaicans who shocked the crowd and their opponents with their lively brave play throughout the championships. It was so revitalizing to see many Jamaicans in many stages of the competition and even “providing partnerships” for other countries in the doubles events.



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2006 Pan-Am Junior Championships: El Salvador Strikes A First

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

El Salvador made their presence very quietly during the 2006 Pan-Am Junior Championships. They came with a small squad President / Manager, Alfredo Mejia, Coach Pedro Portillo, male player, Jose Ernesto Molina, a parent Claudia Zepeda and her two daughters, Ximena and Maria.


 Zepeda Sisters, Maria and Ximena

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Tuesday, August 01, 2006

La Federación de Bádminton de El Salvador fue creada el año 2000, cuando el Instituto Nacional de Deportes de El Salvador (INDES) consiguió el asiento para los Juegos de Centro América y del Caribe del Año 2002.  Entonces Víctor Cardona era el Presidente y Pedro Portillo y tres otros jugadores de tenis empezaron a practicar bádminton  para participar en esos juegos.


Alfredo Mejia, President Badminton El Salvador

More Magic from Central America: The Salvador Success Story


The Salvadoran Badminton Federation was created in 2000, when the National Institute of Sports of El Salvador ( INDES ) was nominated as host for the Central American and Caribbean Games for the year 2002. Victor Cardona was the President at that time and Pedro Portillo and three other tennis players started to practice Badminton to participate for those games.

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