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2020 Thomas and Uber Cup set for October

May 15th, 2020
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The TOTAL BWF Thomas and Uber Cup Finals 2020 held in Aarhus, Denmark has been postponed to the new dates of 3 -11th October 2020, according to the Badminton World Federation (BWF) and Badminton Denmark.

The decision to postpone the Thomas and Uber Cup Finals from the rescheduled dates of 15-23 August, came after the Danish Government’s decision on 6 April to extend the ban on large gatherings in Denmark until the end of August.

According to BWF Secretary General Thomas Lund, “Our main priority is the health, safety and wellbeing of athletes, staff, volunteers, judges and the entire badminton community.

“We listened to the advice of the World Health Organization (WHO), various health experts, local authorities and the Danish Government and it became clear that hosting a big event like the TOTAL BWF Thomas and Uber Cup Finals before September would be difficult.

“We are confident that we can stage a safe and successful championships on the new dates of 3-11 October while all the time monitoring the situation closely should things change again.”

Badminton Denmark CEO Bo Jensen then stated that, “It is sad for us to change the dates again. However, our immediate concern is with the safety of all involved in this very uncertain time.

“It’s still an achievement for us to be the first country outside of Asia to host the TOTAL BWF Thomas and Uber Cup Finals and we are looking forward to welcoming fans, players, volunteers, officials and staff in the safest way possible.”

We hope the badminton community continues to stay healthy and strong during these times.

 

Source: BWF


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