Badminton Association of the People's Republic of China
The Badminton Association of the People's Republic of China is the highest national administrative organization in the sport of badminton in the People's Republic of China . The association was founded in 1958.
The association was founded on September 11, 1958, but remained hidden for two decades in the self-chosen isolation. It wasn't until the 1974 Asian Games that the top Chinese players met the rest of the Asian elite for the first time. In 1978, under China's initiative, a separate world badminton association, the WBF, was founded, as there was a dispute with the other world association, the IBF, particularly over the valuation of Taiwan and over voting rights. After the dispute was resolved, the Chinese Federation became a member of the Badminton World Federation , then known as the International Badminton Federation , when the IBF and WBF merged in 1981 . Since then, the rise of Chinese badminton has been almost unstoppable, and China has been the undisputed number one world power in this sport since the mid-1980s.
Major events, tournaments and leagues
- Pat Davis: The Encyclopaedia of Badminton . Robert Hale, London, 1987, pp. 25-26, ISBN 0-7090-2796-6