Tuesday, February 3, 2009

US Women Badminton Team to Compete Fajr International Badminton Tournament in Iran

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The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs will send a delegation of 12 Americans, including eight female athletes, coaches, and managers representing USA Badminton, to Tehran, Iran, from February 3-9th. The team will compete in the Fajr International Badminton Tournament at the invitation of the Iranian Badminton Federation.

Teams representing 16 countries plan to compete in the Iranian tournament, scheduled for February 5-8th. The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and USA Badminton look forward to hosting the Iranian Badminton Federation for the U.S. Open in July.

The trip is sponsored by the State Department, which has since 2006 promoted people-to-people exchanges with Iran.
News Source: US Department of State and AP

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