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Badminton: Scandal-hit BWF deputy prez steps down

The Badminton World Federation's deputy president has stepped down as he fights corruption allegations in his home country of Peru. Gustavo Salazar Delgado, the sport's number two official behind president Poul-Erik Hoyer, asked to be "excused from his duties", the BWF said. "In his communication to BWF, Salazar indicated he would step aside for the time being so as not to cause any reputational or undue damage to the BWF while the investigation is in progress," the Kuala Lumpur-based body said.

The BWF said the accusations against Salazar related to "personal business matters" and are entirely unrelated to badminton and Salazar's role as BWF deputy president". Salazar was under investigation over a bribery and money-laundering case linked to Brazilian construction firm Odebrecht. Bribery scandals linked to Odebrecht have swept up scores of Brazilian politicians and span several Latin American countries.

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