Badminton Pan Am
|Formation||February 13th, 1976|
|33 member associations|
|Vishu Tolan - JAM|
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 - BWF. It was founded as a continental governing body on February 13, 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. Badminton is part of the Olympic Games since Barcelona 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 its headquarters are now located in Lima, Peru.
The PANAM also publishes a magazine called Panam Badminton Family.
Badminton Pan Am has 36 member associations:
- Cayman Islands
- Costa Rica
- Dominican Republic
- El Salvador
- Falkland Islands
- French Guiana
- Puerto Rico
- Saint Lucia
- Trinidad and Tobago
- United States
- "BWF Member Pan America". BWF. Retrieved 2012-03-14.[permanent dead link]
- "Member Associations". Badminton Pan Am. Retrieved 28 April 2017.