After thorough consideration, the Badminton Europe Confederation together with the Ukrainian Badminton Federation, have decided to cancel the 2020 European Championship.
The Covid-19 pandemic and the lockdown in several countries forced the organizers to postpone the event, however, due to the still unstable situation throughout Europe, and the already packed tournament calendar in the end of the year, it was impossible for the organizers to set new suitable dates in 2020.
Although the cancellation may have been discouraging for the hosts, the decision made will surely suit them, as well as all the players and fans who have made plans to visit Kyiv, as the 2021 European Championships organization has been allocated to the Ukrainian Badminton Federation. The 2021 European Championships will be played in Kyiv, from the 27th of April until the 2nd of May, 2021.
As per last week’s BWF announcement, the European Championships will be the last tournament counting for the Olympic Qualification. So, this event is definitely worth seeing as the best European players will be competing in Kyiv for those few extra points that will get them to Tokyo.