Tuesday, 16 Jul 2024

Bangkok Wins Bid to Host BWF Major Event

Bangkok has emerged as the first Thai city to secure the privilege of hosting a BWF Major Event. The city’s successful bid to host next year’s TOTAL BWF Thomas & Uber Cup Finals has been met with great enthusiasm by the Badminton Association of Thailand. The decision is seen as a significant boost to Thailand’s badminton scene.

Basel Chosen as Host City for TOTAL BWF World Championships 2019

Another exciting development in the world of badminton is the selection of Basel as the host city for the TOTAL BWF World Championships 2019. The Swiss city won the bid over Tokyo, Japan, which was competing to host the event ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

BWF Council Members evaluated six bid presentations for four Major Events in 2018 and 2019. In addition to Bangkok and Basel, the Chinese city of Nanjing secured the hosting rights for next year’s TOTAL BWF World Championships. Nanning, another Chinese city, was chosen to hold the TOTAL BWF Sudirman Cup 2019.

A Milestone for Badminton

“This is a milestone for badminton,” says BWF President Poul-Erik Høyer. “Our Major Events showcase the best of badminton, with all our elite athletes competing. We are excited to bring our Major Events to cities that have not had the honor of hosting them before. This is significant for the development of our sport.”

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The selection of Bangkok and Basel as hosting cities demonstrates the growing popularity and global appeal of badminton. The Badminton World Federation is confident that these events will continue to promote the sport and engage fans around the world.

Excitement in the Host Cities

Thailand’s Deputy President of the Badminton Association of Thailand, Paisan Rangsikitpho, expresses gratitude for the vote of confidence, emphasizing the importance of hosting a Major Event in Thailand. Rangsikitpho states, “Our goal is to make badminton the No.1 sport in Thailand.”

Similarly, Charles A Keller, Tournament Director of the Swiss Open, shares his delight at Basel being chosen as the host city. Keller highlights the extensive experience of the organizing team and their dedication to delivering high-quality events.

Nanjing, China’s Executive Vice Mayor Liu Yian, recognizes the tremendous opportunities the World Championships offer for his city. Yian believes that hosting the event will not only promote the sport of badminton but also enhance the sports industry and improve the city’s competitiveness.

Congratulations to the Host Cities

Total, the title sponsor for BWF Major Events, extends their congratulations to all the host cities. Total is committed to partnering with badminton to elevate the sport to new heights and expand its global presence.


What are the host cities for the upcoming BWF Major Events?

The host cities for the upcoming BWF Major Events are as follows:

  • TOTAL BWF Thomas & Uber Cup Finals 2018: Bangkok, Thailand
  • TOTAL BWF World Championships 2018: Nanjing, China
  • TOTAL BWF Sudirman Cup 2019: Nanning, China
  • TOTAL BWF World Championships 2019: Basel, Switzerland
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The selection of Bangkok and Basel as host cities for BWF Major Events marks a significant milestone for the sport of badminton. With Thailand and Switzerland preparing to welcome elite athletes and dedicated fans, these events promise to showcase the best of badminton while promoting the growth of the sport on a global scale.

BWF President Poul-Erik Høyer (third left) and BWF Deputy President Gustavo Salazar Delgado (second right) are pictured with the delegation from Bangkok, Thailand.

BWF President Poul-Erik Høyer (third left) and BWF Deputy President Gustavo Salazar Delgado (second right) are pictured with the delegation from Basel, Switzerland.

The delegation from Nanjing, China, with BWF President Poul-Erik Høyer (sixth left) and BWF Deputy President Gustavo Salazar Delgado (seventh left).

BWF Council Members (from left) Chipo Zumburani, Nora Perry, Geraldine Brown, Dagmawit Girmay Berhane (partly hidden) and Yuhan Tan listen to the deliberations over host cities for BWF Major Events.