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Denmark to host 2017 European Badminton Championships

Badminton Europe, the sport’s European governing body, has announced that the Danish city of Kolding is to host the 2017 edition of its showpiece European Badminton Championships.

The event, which will take place at Kolding’s Tre-For Arena from April 25-30, will mark the third occasion that Denmark will have hosted the tournament. The city of Herning staged the Championships in both 1996 and 2008.

The most recent edition of the tournament took place in Russia last year, with Denmark’s Jan O Jorgensen winning the men’s singles event. All-Danish teams also finished as winners of the women’s doubles and mixed doubles events at the 2014 Championships.

“With Badminton Denmark we will have a great partner who will try to seek new standards in organising European Championships,” Badminton Europe secretary general Brian Agerbak said. “That fits very well with our ambitions to continuously increase the standard of the event.”

The Danish capital of Copenhagen also played host to the 2014 edition of the Badminton World Federation’s World Championships. Denmark won bronze medals in the men’s singles, men’s doubles and mixed double’s events during the Championships.

Lars Lundov, chief executive officer of Sport Event Denmark, the national sports event body that will be involved in the organisation of the 2017 event, said: “Following the successful World Championships in Denmark last summer, it is a pleasure to announce the European Championships 2017 to be staged in the dynamic Triangle Area. At the same time this is a brilliant window in order to attract another world championship in the coming years.”