India to host badminton world championship in 2026

India to host badminton world championship in 2026

Question: Which country will host badminton world championship in 2026?
(a) India
(b) China
(c) United Kingdom
(d) Japan
Answer: (a)
Related Facts:

  • India will host the World Badminton Championships in 2026, the sport’s global governing body, BWF, said on July 13, 2021.
  • India were scheduled to organise the Sudirman Cup in 2023 but the Badminton World Federation decided to award the hosting rights of the world mixed team championships to China.
  • The BWF was forced to shift this year’s Sudirman Cup from Suzhou, China to Vantaa, Finland due to the COVID-19 situation in the Asian country.
  • “Suzhou will now stage the 2023 edition of the BWF World Mixed Team Championships, with original 2023 hosts India accepting the opportunity to host the BWF World Championships in 2026.
  • “The Badminton World Federation (BWF) can confirm Suzhou, China has been awarded the hosting rights of the TotalEnergies BWF Sudirman Cup Finals 2023.
  • “Suzhou was due to host the championships in 2021, but with BWF unable to stage any tournaments in China this year, the event was switched to Vantaa in Finland.”
  • This will only be the second time that India will be hosting the world championship, with Hyderabad having played hosts to the prestigious event in 2009.
  • “Staging a tournament of the stature of World Championships is a great achievement for us at Badminton Association of India as well as for the country,” Badminton Association of India (BAI) president Himanta Biswa Sarma said.

Note :

  • The Olympic-bound P V Sindhu is the reigning world champion in women’s singles. Sindhu also has two silver and two bronze medals at the worlds.
  • B Sai Praneeth had ended a 36-year-long wait for a men’s singles world championships medal at Basel, Switzerland two year ago.