The year 2020 brings us to the 31st edition of the Thomas Cup and the 28th edition of the Uber Cup. It will be hosted in Aarhus, Denmark from August 15th to August 23rd. Here are a few facts about the reputable game.
Thomas Cup is also known as World Men’s Team Championship was the idea of Sir George Alan Thomas. It is a biennial international badminton championship contested by the men’s national teams of the member associations of the Badminton World Federation (BWF). The championship was first staged in 1948-49. Our beloved country, Malaysia (before Malaya) was the first nation to win the cup after defeating Denmark.
Uber Cup, on the other hand, is an international badminton championship contested by the women’s national teams of the member associations of the BWF. It was added for the first time in 1956-57 and was first won by the United States. The championship was named after a former British women’s badminton player, Betty Uber.
Both championships were first scheduled to be held in May but due to COVID-19 measures, it got rescheduled to be hosted in October 2020.