Original title: All England Open crying poor: May be closed next year, hoping to receive 1 million pounds in funding
Recently, the Badminton All England Open with a history of hundreds of years released information on the official website, saying that it hopes to receive 1 million pounds (about 8.77 million yuan) of financial assistance from the British government, otherwise the 2021 All England Open will face suspension. If this scene This will be the longest history of this badminton event and it will be suspended for the first time after World War II. The current situation of the British epidemic is not ideal. The proportion of new crowns added yesterday was 7,109. Due to the rebound of the epidemic, the British government has announced that the "clearance order" for sports events will be extended at least until the end of March next year.
This year's All England Open was forcibly carried out under the dark clouds of the epidemic and amid criticism from many quarters. However, the All England official recently disclosed that this year's game will be affected by attendance restrictions and will lose 1.75 million pounds (15.35 million yuan). In the second half of the year, although many events in the UK have restarted, they still do not have the conditions for spectators to enter the stadium. The London Marathon this weekend will also be held in an empty stadium.
Next year's All England Open is expected to be held in Birmingham from March 17 to 21. The total prize money is still US$1.1 million (about 7.468 million yuan) according to the practice of these years. But the tournament announced that it is now facing serious financial difficulties and is facing the biggest crisis since 1946. Adrian Christie, chief executive of the English Badminton Association, said that the extension of the ban on sports events not allowing spectators to enter the stadium may become the last straw to crush the "camel" of the All England Open.
Christie proposed that he hopes to receive 1 million pounds (approximately 8.77 million yuan) of funding from the British government to help avoid the misfortune of the suspension of the All England Championship next year. However, many sports projects in the UK are facing difficulties due to the impact of the epidemic. The British government has announced that it will not use the treasury to help sports organizations. It has also specifically recommended the Football Association of England. It is hoped that Premier League clubs will not spend big money on signings, and hope that the Premier League can Reach out internally to help brother clubs in the lower leagues to tide over the current difficulties.
On September 25, the World Badminton Federation announced that the two Super 1000 tournaments and the year-end finals originally scheduled for November will be settled in Thailand, but the time is scheduled for January 12-17 (Asian Open 1), January 19, 2021. January to 24th (Asian Open 2), January 27th to 31st (2020 year-end finals). Previously, the World Badminton Federation publicly stated that the points match for the 2021 Tokyo Olympics will restart from January 1 next year. The Secretary General of the World Badminton Federation Thomas Lund recently confirmed that the World Badminton Federation has cancelled the regulations that must participate in the Danish Open this month and the two stops will be postponed to the Asian Open in January next year to qualify for the 2020 Badminton Finals . Since the events from January next year will carry Olympic points, whether the Chinese badminton team will return to the world arena from early January next year has become the focus of attention of the majority of fans. (Red)
9月25日，世界羽毛球联合会宣布，原定于11月举行的两次超级1000锦标赛和年终决赛将在泰国举行，但时间定于1月19日至1月12日至17日（亚洲网球公开赛）， 2021年1月至24日（亚洲公开赛2），1月27日至31日（2020年终决赛）。此前，世界羽毛球联合会公开宣布，将于2021年东京奥运会举行的积OG真人厅分竞赛将于明年1月1日重新开始。世界羽毛球联合会秘书长托马斯·隆德（Thomas Lund）最近证实，世界羽毛球联合会取消了本月必须参加丹麦网球公开赛的规定，这两个站将被推迟到明年1月举行的亚洲公开赛，才有资格参加2020年羽毛球决赛。由于从明年1月开始的赛事将获得奥运积分，因此中国羽毛球队是否将从明年1月初OG真人厅重返世界舞台成为了广大球迷关注的焦点。 （红）