Spokane replaces Hawaii as the host of World Junior Championships

KUALA LUMPUR: The Badminton World Federation (BWF) today announced that the city of Spokane in Washington, the United States, will host the World Junior Championships on Sept 24 to Oct 8.

The event was initially scheduled to be held in Hawaii.

This is the first time the US will host the world junior event.

As the second largest city in Washington, Spokane presented several advantages for the elite junior event.

"I'm delighted that Spokane will host the 2023 World Junior Championships," said BWF president Poul-Erik Hoyer.

"As an important economic, cultural and tourist centre, Spokane has several attractions, and I'm sure visiting teams will be thrilled with the opportunity to explore the city when they arrive for the championships.

"The US has long been a priority market for BWF in terms of building up badminton's profile.

"The hosting of the World Junior Championships marks an important step in this direction, for it will expose local audiences to a high standard of badminton, besides leaving a legacy that USA Badminton can build on."

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