Saturday, 20 Jul 2024

Celebrating Badminton on International Day of University Sports

On September 20, we join in celebrating the International Day of University Sports, a global event that promotes the development of various sports, including badminton. The Badminton Pan American Confederation (BPAC) has invited associations from our region to nominate university badminton coordinators and organize joint activities to foster the growth of our sport.

Associations from Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia, Chile, Cuba, Mexico, Peru, and more have enthusiastically responded to this invitation and are preparing to host university tournaments and sports festivals in honor of this special day.

The International Day of University Sports (IDUS) has been celebrated annually since 2016, with official proclamation from the United Nations Education, Science, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The date of September 20 was chosen as it aligns with the beginning of the academic year in most countries and holds historical significance in the International University Sports Movement as the day the first World Student Championships took place in 1924.

This celebration further emphasizes the inclusion of badminton in university curricula and paves the way for future university sports competitions where our beloved sport is already gaining recognition.

Moreover, we are excited to announce that badminton will be included in the sports program of the upcoming Fisu America Games 2020. This partnership between FISU America, the governing body of university sports in our region, and BPAC will not only facilitate development activities but also coordinate successful participation in various events.

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If you are curious about badminton at your university and would like to know more about including it, please contact us at [email protected].

About FISU America

In 2007, the International Federation of University Sports (FISU) spearheaded the formation of a Pan-American institution that brings together regional organizations of university sports in our continent. The North American organizations, ODUCC (University Sports Organization of Central America and the Caribbean), and SDC (South American University Confederation of Sports) joined forces in Blumenau, Brazil, founding ODUPA, the Pan American University Sports Organization.

In 2015, Alim Maluf was elected as the fourth President of the organization, leading to its name change to FISU America.

The inaugural FISU America Games took place in São Paulo, Brazil in July 2018, marking the continental association’s first-ever multi-sport games. With the participation of 1,500 student athletes from 12 countries, including the United States and Canada, this event exemplified the spirit of university sports.

During the 2019 FISU America General Assembly in Napoli, Italy, the second edition of the FISU America Games for 2020 was confirmed. This highly anticipated multi-sport event will be held in Mexico next June, and we are thrilled to announce that badminton will be part of this exciting gathering of student athletes.

For more information, visit our website and stay updated on the latest news and events in the world of university badminton. Let’s come together and celebrate the joy of sports on this remarkable International Day of University Sports!

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FAQs

Q: What is the International Day of University Sports?
A: The International Day of University Sports is a global celebration held annually on September 20. It promotes the development of sports at university levels and aligns with the beginning of the academic year in most countries. This day holds historical significance as it commemorates the first World Student Championships held in 1924.

Q: How can my university participate in the International Day of University Sports?
A: To participate in the International Day of University Sports, universities can nominate badminton coordinators and organize joint activities in collaboration with associations in their region. This can include hosting university badminton tournaments and sports festivals to celebrate the day.

Q: What is the role of the Badminton Pan American Confederation (BPAC) in celebrating the International Day of University Sports?
A: The BPAC plays a crucial role in uniting associations from the Pan American region and coordinating joint activities to promote the growth and development of badminton at the university level. They invite associations to nominate university badminton coordinators and organize events in honor of the International Day of University Sports.

Summary

Celebrate the International Day of University Sports with us as we recognize the importance of badminton in the university sports landscape. The Badminton Pan American Confederation (BPAC) has invited associations from our region to join in organizing activities and events to foster the growth of our sport. This special day, celebrated on September 20, holds historical significance and encourages the inclusion of badminton in university curricula. Furthermore, we are excited to announce that badminton will be part of the upcoming Fisu America Games 2020. Stay updated with all the latest news and events on our website and join us in celebrating the joy of sports!

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