World Championships - 2011

This August sees the return of the World Badminton Championships to England and the first time that they will be held at Wembley Arena, London.

Started 1985, the tournament became bi-annual and played once every two years until 2005. Starting 2006, the tournament was changed to an annual event on the BWF calendar with the goal to give more chances for the players to be crowned as official "World Champions". However, the tournament will not be held once every four years to give way to the Olympic Games.

China is currently the most successful nation in the history of the World Championships with 49 titles since 1977 (excluding 2010), but the Chinese are expected to be pushed all the way by players from Denmark, Indonesia, Korea and Malaysia.

England have their top players all competing, Nathan Robertson, Antony Clark, Rajeiv Oseph, Jenny Wallwork and Heather Olver.  The full team can be found here.

For more information and to buy tickets, please go to the badminton england website.


Other Info:

Links: Badminton England


Sources: Wikipedia, Badminton England, Visit London and UK Sport