Will Huelva host a great badminton championship again? | huelva24

Spain is consolidated as one of the organizational references of European badminton after the agreement reached by the Spanish Badminton Federation (FESBA) and Badminton Europe (BEC) for the organization of eight big events in the next five years. This agreement will make Spain the epicenter of continental badminton.

The events that Badminton Europe has awarded to the Spanish Badminton Federation include the European Club Championship in Oviedo this year, the Junior European Championships in 2024, the U17 European Championship in 2025, the Absolute European Championship and the Senior in 2026, the European Championship for mixed teams in 2027 and again the Absolute and Senior European Championship in 2028.

The organization of these events is a boost for the host cities and for the promotion of badminton in Spain, since many visitors will be able to witness the competitions live. Besides, millions of viewers will follow the competitions through television and streaming platforms, which will also help promote the sport around the world.

The newly elected president of Badminton EuropeSven Tighthighlights that “Spain has been a very good host for many years. He is always a reliable partner and I think that all the participants like to come to Spain. We always see well organized events and we are very happy that Spain is going to host eight big events to grow badminton in Europe”.

The president of the Fesba, Andoni Azurmendi, He also expressed his satisfaction and pride in Badminton Europe’s confidence in the organizational capacity of Spanish badminton: “We are very happy that Spain is confirmed as one of the leaders in European badminton. This agreement is yet another example of the work and dedication of the entire Spanish badminton family in promoting this sport in our country.”

Azurmendi also highlighted the key role that these international events play in promoting Spanish badminton and attracting new fans. “The organization of large events is essential to promote badminton in our country and to attract new fans. In addition, we are sure that these events will generate a great economic and tourist impact in the host cities, since badminton is a mass sport in many countries, especially in Asia, where practitioners and followers number in the millions.”

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Spain has hosted up to 13 major international badminton events in different Spanish cities since 2001. These events have attracted athletes and fans from all over the world, making Spain one of the epicenters of world badminton.

This cycle of great events began with the celebration of the Absolute World Championships held in Seville in 2001 and in Madrid in 2006, where some of the best players in the world gathered. In 2016, Bilbao hosted the Junior World Championship, a competition that brought together young promises from world badminton and served as a springboard for today’s great stars.

FESBA has continued to invest in the organization of large events, such as the Absolute European Championship in Huelva in 2018 and the Senior European Championship in Guadalajara in the same year. In addition, the Spain Masters, which has been held in Barcelona in 2018, 2019 and 2020, and in Huelva in 2021, has established itself as one of the most important tournaments in Europe within the BWF World Tour circuit.

Double headquarters for Huelva

In 2021, Huelva was once again the scene of another great international badminton event, hosting the Absolute World Championship and the Senior World Championship. And in 2022, Madrid and Ibiza joined the list of Spanish cities that have organized major badminton events, hosting the Absolute European Championship and the U15 European Championship, respectively. Santander also joined the list in 2022, by hosting the Junior World Championships. Finally, in 2023, Madrid was the venue for the Madrid Spain Masters.

These events have had a very positive impact on Spanish badminton, not only for the promotion and dissemination of this sport, but also for the economic and tourist boost that they have generated in the host cities. Undoubtedly, the organization of these major international events has placed Spain on the badminton world map, and the new agreement reached reinforces FESBA’s commitment to promoting this sport within and outside its borders.

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2023-04-26 18:04:55
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