Competition Schedule


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July 25-30


July 30


July 31


To play badminton, you need two oval-shaped rackets and a goose feather shuttlecock. Matches are played up to two games/sets won. The game is won after obtaining 21 points. In case of a tie/deuce by 20:20, the team with the advantage of two points wins. If both sides score 29:29 Matches are played on a designated court, which is divided in the middle with a net. The classic court is 13.40 m long and 6.10 m wide for doubles and 5.18 m for singles. The net is at the height of 1.55 m.


We don’t know exactly when badminton was first played. Historical paintings, of Aztec and Chinese origin, depict people playing a game resembling badminton. So we can say that this form of activity, in various forms, has been known to mankind for thousands of years.

The first, documented and public demonstration of the game based on bouncing a racket with a dart, using modern rules, took place at the estate of Henry Charles FitzRoy Somerset, Duke of Beaufort, near Bristol. The property was called Badminton House. Over time, the game grew in popularity and the unified rule book of the game was codified.

Badminton is a very popular sport in East Asia. In Europe, the sport is experiencing its renaissance, especially in Denmark, Great Britain and Germany.

As an Olympic discipline, Badminton first appeared at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics.

Notable representatives

  1. Lin Dan (China) – Gold medallist at the Beijing and London Olympic Games. 5-time world champion (2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013)
  2. Lee Chong Wei (Malaysia) – 3-time Olympic silver medallist (Beijing 2008, London 2012, Rio de Janeiro 2016), 3-time world vice-champion (2011, 2013, 2015)
  3. Viktor Axelsen ( Denmark) – Olympic gold medallist in Tokyo, world champion (2017)


Place Category Winner title
Team (athletes, staff)
European Universities Champion

Single (M,W)
Double (M,W, Mixed)

European Universities Champion
Other awards