The Sudirman Cup is the World Mixed Team Championships, held every two years, and one of the most prestigious titles in the sport. The event was first held in the Bung Karno Stadium, Jakarta, Indonesia 24-29 May 1989 with 28 nations taking part and it now attracts more than 30 national teams with 59 teams entering in the 1997 Sudirman Cup in Glasgow Scotland.
The Cup is named after Dick Sudirman, a former Indonesian badminton player and the founder of the Badminton Association of Indonesia (PBSI).
Until 2003 the Sudirman Cup took place alongside the World Badminton Championships (Individuals) before becoming a stand alone Championships for the first time in Eindhoven, Netherlands in 2003.
Since 1989, only three countries – Indonesia, Korea and China, have won the Sudirman Cup. The Chinese Team win in 2015 was their 10th win of the Sudirman Cup.
Sudirman Cup 2017
The next Sudirman Cup will be held on the Gold Coast, Australia in May 2017.