The Badminton World Federation has allotted the BWF World Championships to India for 2026. This will be the second time that India will host the premier tournament, which is held every year except for the Olympic year. India had hosted the BWF World Championships in Hyderabad in 2009.
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Since then, India has played host to various major badminton tournaments including the 2014 Thomas and Uber Cup Finals, the Asian Championships apart from the annual BWF Super 500 event, the Yonex-Sunrise India Open.
Important takeaways for all competitive exams:
- Badminton World Federation President: Poul-Erik Høyer Larsen;
- Badminton World Federation Headquarters: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia;
- Badminton World Federation Founded: 5 July 1934.