Badminton Pan Am

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Badminton Pan Am
Pan American Badminton Confederation Logo.jpg
Official logo
Abbreviation BPA
Formation February 13th, 1976
Type Sports federation
Headquarters Lima, Peru
Membership
33 member associations
President
Peru Gustavo Salazar
Website http://www.badmintonpanam.org/

The Badminton Pan Am (BPA) organisation is the governing body for the sport of badminton in the Americas and is recognized as such by the Badminton World Federation. It was founded as a continental governing body on February 13th of the year 1976 in the headquarters of the Mexican Olympic Committee in Mexico City. The Pan American Badminton Confederation was founded by Badminton Canada, the Jamaica Badminton Association, Federacion Mexicana de Badminton, Comision Nacional de Badminton Peru and the United States Badminton Association.[1] Badminton is part of the Olympic Games since 1992, and Badminton is also part of the Pan Am Games since 1995.

The mission of the Badminton Pan Am includes promoting the sport, organizing regional tournaments, certifying referees and umpires, maintaining a set of unified rules, and providing a forum for member nations. There are now 33 member associations and it's headquarters are now located in Lima, Peru.[2]

The BPA also publishes a magazine called The Smash.

Following a general meeting held in Campinas, Brazil back in November, 2006, the confederation decided to change the name from Pan American Badminton Confederation to Badminton Pan Am.

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