Sudirman Cup

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The Sudirman Cup is the world mixed team badminton championship which takes place every two years.

It is held in the same venue for the IBF World Championships in the same year until International Badminton Federation decided to split the two tournaments starting from 2003.

There are five matches in every round: men and women’s singles, men and women’s doubles and mixed doubles. The Cup is named after Dick Sudirman, a former Indonesian badminton player and the founder of the Badminton Association of Indonesia (PBSI).

The first Sudirman Cup tournament took place in Bung Karno Stadium, Central Jakarta, Indonesia on May 24 – May 29, 1989.

There is no prize money in Sudirman Cup; players play for their respective countries and to earn BWF world ranking points and national prestige.

The 2017 Sudirman Cup is the fifteenth tournament of the Sudirman Cup. It will be held 21–28 May at Carrara Sport and Leisure Centre in Gold Coast, Australia. It will be the first time this event is hosted outside Asia and Europe since its establishment in 1989.

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