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Another Championship for Glasgow!

Glasgow has a well-deserved reputation as a venue for a wide range of events from Sport to all types of entertainment. Scotland's largest city has a wide range of venues in which to hold major sports finals and championships as well as first class concert halls. The city has the sort of infrastructure that can host not just the participants but also the population in the city and surrounding area in the West of Scotland that will buy the tickets and fill the seats and make these events a success.

So it's perhaps not surprising that the Glasgow which hosted the individual World Championships in 1997 should again be holding this prestigious event on 21-27th August this year - joining only three other cities in the world that have held these championships more than once. Described as the fastest racquet sport on the planet, the World Badminton Championships takes over Emirates Arena in Glasgow for 7 days of action. The world's greatest players will all be there. It's broadcast live globally, especially in China, India and SE Asia.

The last time a player from the British home nations secured a medal in the World Championships was in 2011 when Scotlandís Imogen Bankier partnered England´s Chris Adcock to the silver medal in the mixed doubles in London. With enthusiastic support from the home crowd there will be hopes of more success this year.

Badminton Scotland is the sport's governing body in Scotland (presided over by Anne Smillie, the longest-serving CEO of any sports governing body in the UK, who has made a tremendous contribution to the sport in Scotland and the UK)

For more information on the World Badminton Championships in 2017 see Glasgow 2017.

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