The World Badminton Federation refused to rule out the possibility of hosting the Olympic Games, World Badminton Championships, Sudirman Cup and Tangyu Cup for the first time in history.
Under the influence of the new crown epidemic, as the Tokyo Olympics will be postponed to July 23 to August 8 next year, the BWF was forced to postpone the World Championships, which had always been held in August, to November 29 to December 5.
In addition, the World Badminton Federation will also face two consecutive world team competitions in the same year, namely the Sudirman Cup scheduled to start in Suzhou, China on May 23, and the undetermined Aarhus Townyu Cup finals in Denmark.
BWF Secretary General Lund said that this will be a difficult challenge, but they still believe it can be done.
"We are looking for a comprehensive plan to understand how to adjust and rearrange part of the schedule to ensure that it can be implemented in 2021."
Lund emphasized that the World Badminton Federation is always looking for ways to bring the sport back to fans and players, and will continue to uphold this goal to restart the tournament.
“We can’t guarantee anything because we don’t know how the epidemic will develop in 2021. We will monitor the situation and then see how to hold as many games as possible. This will definitely be a very busy year, because There are all 4 major tournaments and tournaments."
In addition, the BWF also assured that they are still working hard to protect the livelihoods of low-level players.
"Not only our top 32 players, we also have second-level players to worry about. Players in the world's top 50, top 100 or outside, we must also find ways to let them participate in the competition." (All Sports)