Badminton added to the 3rd European Games program

Badminton added to the 3rd European Games program
Jan. 19, 2021
The European Olympic Committees (EOC) is pleased to announce that badminton is the latest sport to be added to the programme of the European Games Kraków-Małopolska 2023. An agreement was reached today between the EOC and Badminton Europe at the House of Sport in Copenhagen, with EOC Acting President Niels Nygaard and Badminton Europe General Secretary Brian Agerbak putting ink to the contract. Badminton Europe President Peter Tarcala :”European Games in 2023 will once again attract the top talent from across Europe. “ Badminton is expected to adopt the same format it used at Minsk 2019 for Kraków-Małopolska 2023, with an estimated 160 athletes set to compete in five events: men’s singles, women’s singles, men’s doubles, women’s doubles, and mixed doubles. All five events will count towards the Badminton World Federation (BWF)’s World Ranking as well as qualification towards Paris 2024. EOC Secretary General Raffaele Pagnozzi: “Badminton saw great value in the European Games right from the beginning, back before the first edition in Baku in 2015.”
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