U.S.A. BADMINTON: BADMINTON AN OFFICIAL SPORT AT CALIFORNIA COLLEGES
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July 21, 1997 (NEW SHUTTLENWS) - The community colleges in the state of
California have designated women's badminton an official sport, according to
Paul Lanning, the associate commissioner of the Community College League of
California. The designation which was approved earlier this year means that
many of the 102 community colleges in California will be organizing and
setting up women's badminton teams to compete against each other.
According to Mr. Lanning, colleges throughout California are now planning
for the addition of the sport in the 1998-1999 school year. Intercollegiate
conference competition as well as a state-wide yearly championship is expected
to debut in the spring of 1999, with about 60 colleges fielding teams by the
second season of play in the year 2000.
The designation of women's badminton as a community college sport allows
those 7,000-plus high school students who now compete in California's high
school badminton circuit to continue to play the sport on the collegiate
For the sport in general, badminton-playing facilities may become available
at many more of the 102 California community colleges.
(More information is available from Mr. Lanning at (916)-444-1600 or at
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