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  • Badminton Major Events hosts 2019-2025 Awarded


    11/29/18

    The Badminton World Federation (BWF) is excited to unveil 18 amazing hosts for upcoming Major Events across the next seven years – with the sport’s pinnacle tournaments headed to 11 Member Associations from four continents.

    It is a landmark occasion for BWF as it endeavours to increase badminton’s global appeal and exposure in traditional and developing centres throughout the world.

    The unprecedented decision to award 18 hosts in one bid process aligns with BWF’s vision to establish long-term targets to broaden its development initiatives and create a strategic position for the sport around new projects and partnerships.

    BWF President Poul-Erik Høyer said the announcement endorses BWF’s long-term vision and efforts to globalise the sport.

    “This is an unprecedented decision for BWF where we are announcing 18 of our Major Event country hosts as far forward as 2025,” Høyer said.

    “It allows all of our hosts to work closely with BWF to ensure the staging of world-class tournaments as we continue to grow the sport globally.

    “We were lucky to receive some outstanding bids, all with the same forward-thinking vision as us. Following an exhaustive assessment period, we were able to determine the host cities and countries that best represented the interests of the sport.

    “We’d like to thank all parties involved in this process and look forward to venturing to new locations that have not had the honour of hosting our Major Events before.”

    Final bids were presented at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre in Malaysia, earlier today.

    BWF Council Members listened to bid presentations from Member Associations for the 18 Major Events announced between 2019 and 2025.

    Council decisions were based on all of the bids and recommendations made to Council following dialogues in the BWF Major Events Consultation Process.

    All bids will now go into a second and final phase of evaluation where the last details of the bids will be clarified before contractual finalisation where, in some cases, the final bid city will be confirmed and then announced.

    BWF Secretary General Thomas Lund added: “The process that BWF went through with all hosts has been a very productive and new experience but also left BWF with very difficult considerations on some very good and long-term bids. We feel that today’s outcome is good for the future of the sport.”

    Below are the decisions from today subject to finalisation.

    Note: There are no World Championships in 2020 and 2024 due to the Olympic Games.


    DETAILS – HOST CITIES FOR BWF MAJOR EVENTS 2019 - 2025

    BWF Thomas & Ubers Cups

    2020:

    City – Aarhus

    Country – Denmark

    2022:

    City – Bangkok

    Country – Thailand

    2024:

    City – TBC

    Country – China

    BWF Sudirman Cup

    2021:

    City – TBC

    Country – China

    2023:

    City – New Delhi

    Country – India

    2025:

    City – TBC

    Country – China

    BWF World Championships

    2021:

    City – TBC

    Country – Spain

    2022:

    City – Tokyo

    Country – Japan

    2023:

    City – Copenhagen

    Country – Denmark

    2025:

    City – Paris

    Country – France

    BWF World Junior Championships

    2019:

    City – Kazan

    Country – Russia

    2020:

    City – Auckland

    Country – New Zealand

    2021:

    City – TBC

    Country – China

    2022:

    City – TBC

    Country – Spain

    2023:

    City – Honolulu

    Country – USA


    BWF World Senior Championships

    2021:

    City – TBC

    Country – Spain

    2023:

    City – Seoul

    Country – Korea

    2025:

    City – Auckland

    Country – New Zealand


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