"My full efforts are totally focused on leading the Badminton World Federation and fulfilling my role as IOC member. I would like to thank the badminton and sporting community for their ongoing support and I look forward to leading the BWF as we plan for our safe return to international badminton," he said.
Photos of Bale in the stands in those games showed the forward looking bored and willing to show that boredom by appearing to be half asleep at times, knowing he would not play.
Larsen later became president of Badminton Europe in 2010 before being elected BWF president in 2013. He was reelected as BWF president in 2017. Enditem
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With the win, Suning leapfrogged Luneng into second place on the table with 17 points from nine games, two points adrift of Fabio Cannavaro's Guangzhou Evergrande who have played one match less.
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Luneng, who lost to Dalian Pro 1-0 in the last round, hit the woodwork twice during the game against Suning.
"I tried to leave last year, but they blocked everything at the last second. It was a project I was excited for but it didn't materialize."
With his final stage win, Valter became the overall winner of this year's Tour de Hongrie.
The 28-year-old is now 16th in the overall rankings, 16 seconds behind new leader Yates.
Valter, 22, broke free during the final few kilometers and the peloton was unable to catch him.
"It's a great motivation for me to want to do well this tournament, but for the most part I feel like I've been in quarantine and practising for so long, so I prefer to play matches," Osaka said.