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Badminton World Federation (BWF)
2012 BWF logo.svg
BWF Logo
Abbreviation BWF
Formation 1934
Type Sports federation
Headquarters Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Membership
194 member associations
President
Poul-Erik Høyer Larsen
Website BWFBadminton.org

The Badminton World Federation (BWF) is the international governing body for the sport of badminton recognised by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). It was founded in 1934 as the International Badminton Federation (IBF) with nine member nations (Canada, Denmark, England, France, Ireland, Netherlands, New Zealand, Scotland and Wales). In 1981 the IBF merged with the World Badminton Federation, and on 24 September 2006, at the Extraordinary General Meeting in Madrid, the name of the organization was changed to Badminton World Federation (BWF).

When the BWF was founded (as the IBF), its head office was located in Cheltenham, UK. On 1 October 2005 the head office was relocated to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Its current president is Poul-Erik Høyer Larsen. The BWF currently has 176 member nations around the world, organized into 5 continental confederations.

See also

Kids robot.svg In Spanish: Federación Mundial de Bádminton para niños

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