Denmark will host the greatest badminton events

11/29/2018 12:45 PM | |  Jonas Rasmussen
Denmark will play the host of the Thomas & Uber Cup 2020 and BWF World Championships 2023. Badminton World Federation has just awarded the two events to Denmark. It is the first time Denmark will host Thomas & Uber Cup and the fifth time for the BWF World Championships.

Denmark did it again!

Denmark attracted two of the greatest badminton events. Thomas & Uber Cup will be staged in Aarhus, Denmark, and BWF World Championships will be staged in Copenhagen, Denmark. The decision was made Thursday by Badminton World Federation, BWF, in Kuala Lumpur. 

- The decision today further strengthens the partnership between BWF and Danish badminton. Denmark is a skilled event nation and therefore an attractive destination for our major championships. We look forward to the cooperation with Badminton Denmark, Sport Event Denmark, and the host cities Copenhagen and Aarhus, says BWF president Poul-Erik Høyer.

Badminton Denmark looks forward to hosting both championships:

- We are happy and proud that our long-term event strategy with Sport Event Denmark results in two of the greatest badminton events to be staged in Denmark.  The work we each year put into DANISA DENMARK OPEN presented by VICTOR is at a very high level. We look forward to welcoming fans to the Thomas & Uber Cup and the BWF World Championships in world-class settings, says Bo Jensen, CEO, Badminton Denmark.

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Sport Event Denmark shares the excitement:

- It’s a feather in the cap! The fact that Denmark will stage the Thomas & Uber Cup and the BWF World Championships underlines that Denmark is a strong badminton nation with a solid history when we talk about hosting the major, international sporting and badminton events, says Lars Lundov, CEO, Sport Event Denmark.

Thomas & Uber Cup will be held at Ceres Park & Arena in Aarhus – the same location as FZ FORZA/RSL DM, the Danish National Championships, are held. In Aarhus they look forward to welcoming both players, coaches, staff, volunteers and not least spectators from all around the globe.

- Aarhus has gained a strong reputation in hosting major, international culture and sporting events. With Thomas & Uber Cup 2020 we continue this solid work, as Aarhus adds another international event to the calendar and creates a badminton festival for the entire town, says Mayor Jacob Bundsgaard.

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Mayor for Sport and Culture in Aarhus, Rabih Azad-Ahmad, adds: 

- Fantastic news. In Aarhus, we will invite the town and the entire world to a gigantic badminton party. We have a strong tradition in staging international championships and raising the bar while embracing the town. We did so during the Sailing World Championships this summer and we look forward to repeating the work with Thomas & Uber Cup.

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In the Danish Capital, Copenhagen, the Mayor Frank Jensen looks forward to 2023 as the city will host the BWF World Championships. 

- As Lord Mayor, I look forward to welcoming the World’s best badminton players and their fans to wonderful Copenhagen. I am sure that they will have a great time at Royal Arena and enjoy the Nordic cuisine as well as the hip, laid back atmosphere of our city, he says. 

Likewise, the Capital tourism organization Wonderful Copenhagen is excited about the news:

- BWF choosing Copenhagen as host city for the BWF World Championships is once again underlining Copenhagen’s position as being in the top 8 of the world’s best sport cities. We are proud to be a part of the collaboration behind Copenhagen’s bid for this event and we are looking forward to welcoming badminton enthusiasts from all over the world, says Mikkel Aarø-Hansen, CEO of Wonderful Copenhagen.

Denmark will play host of the Thomas & Uber Cup for the first time. The staging of the BWF World Championships will be for the fifth time. 

The Danish Bid delegation consisted of:
Badminton Denmark: Brian Bach Moesgaard, Event Manager
Sport Event Denmark: Frederik Munk, senior event manager
Aarhus: Jørn Sønderkjær Christensen, head of events
Copenhagen: Lars Vallentin Christensen, head of events

Thomas & Uber Cup 2020 will be staged in Ceres Park & Arena in Aarhus. May 2020
BWF World Championships 2023 will be staged in Royal Arena in Copenhagen
Denmark has played the host of the World Badminton Championships in 2014, 1999, 1991, and 1983 as well as Sudirman Cup in 1991, and 1999.


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