Jamaica to bid for Badminton World Championship
Vice-president of the Badminton World Federation BWF and first vice-president of the Jamaica Olympic Association Vishu Tolan has announced that Jamaica is to bid for the 2021 World Masters Championship in Badminton.
Tolan, who is also president of the Pan American Badminton Confederation, said that following the Federation's 78th Annual General Meeting on May 20 in Gold Coast, Australia, the opportunity presented itself for Jamaica to not only bid for the World Masters Championship, but to host the International Council meeting in November.
According to Tolan, this is the first time an English-speaking country outside of Europe and Asia will be hosting such a council meeting.
"Jamaica has a good opportunity of winning the bid for the 2021 World Masters Championship, and the island would experience approximately 10,000 persons attending, and over one thousand participants arriving on the island, which will not only be good for our economy, but will also boost Jamaica's sports tourism and Jamaica's badminton programme," Tolan said.