• Hoyer’s Joy Hoyer’s Joy

    14 April, 2016

    Poul-Erik Hoyer achieves the near-impossible to beat a string of elite players in world badminton en route to the Men's Singles Gold at the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games.

  • Sensational Bang Sensational Bang

    14 April, 2016

    Korea's champion scores a sensational win to capture the Gold in Women's Singles at Atlanta 1996 over young Mia Audina of Indonesia.

  • BWF World Senior Championships BWF World Senior Championships

    11 April, 2016

    The World Senior Championships which was first staged in Sofia, Bulgaria in 2003, was well received as it formed a championship for the most senior players in the Badminton family wordwide.

  • BWF World Junior Championships BWF World Junior Championships

    11 April, 2016

    The success of the World Junior Championships was inevitable as it provided everyone in the game a grand preview of the Badminton stars of tomorrow.

  • Badminton World Cup Badminton World Cup

    11 April, 2016

    The Badminton World Cup was first contested in 1981 when Prakash Padukone of India topped the Men's Singles and China's Chen Ruizhen claimed the Women's Singles crown. The annual event was looked forward to as a niche event in the Badminton calendar.

  • World Grand Prix Finals World Grand Prix Finals

    11 April, 2016

    Held usually at the end of the Badminton season, The World Grand Prix Finals is a celebration of sorts at it gathers together in competition the top performers for that respective year.

  • The Uber Cup The Uber Cup

    11 April, 2016

    A counterpart of the Thomas Cup, The Uber Cup was designed by legendary badminton player, Betty Uber and it was specifically created for the women in the game and it developed as the Women's World Team Badminton Championships.

  • The Sudirman Cup The Sudirman Cup

    11 April, 2016

    First played in 1989, The Sudirman Cup was staged in odd-numbered years so as not to coincide with the Thomas Cup competitions. The bi-annual event was named after the founding president of the Indonesian Badminton Federation (PBSI), the late Dick Sudirman.

  • BWF World Superseries Finals BWF World Superseries Finals

    11 April, 2016

    The BWF World Superseries Finals is the year-ending finale which brings together in competition the year's most consistent players of the highly popular annual series of events.

  • Thomas Cup Established Thomas Cup Established

    09 April, 2016

    The following extract - Editorial Notes - Thomas Cup - from the 1948 - 1949 IBF Statutes, gives an insight into the decision by the IBF to establish a world team championships for men.