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World Badminton Moves Championships to New Date

9 Dec, 2020


The 2021 Badminton World Championships will move from its August slot and begin in late November to avoid a clash with the rescheduled Tokyo Olympics next year, the game’s governing body said.

The tournament will be held from Nov. 29 to Dec. 5 in the Spanish city of Huelva, the Badminton World Federation (BWF) said in a statement.

The Tokyo Games, originally scheduled to start in July this year, have been postponed to July 23-Aug. 8, 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic and will be followed by the Paralympic Games which will run from Aug. 24-Sep. 5.

“The move allows both the Olympic badminton competition and the World Championships to be conducted with equal fairness for everyone,” BWF president Poul-Erik Hoyer said.

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