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Championship 2012


The European Badminton Championships is a tournament organized by the Badminton Europe (BE).
 The first of these competitions was held 
in 1968.
The competition is held once every two years to determine the best badminton players in Europe.

We welcome you to the 2012 European Championships at Telenor Arena in Karlskrona, Sweden 16-21 April

Europe's most prestigious tournament in Badminton, the world's fastest racquet sport. The participants are competing as individuals in five events, Men’s singles, Women’s singles, Men’s and Women’s doubles and Mixed doubles.

The tournament

• 50 participating countries

• 300 players

• 30 international umpires

• 100 delegates from 40-50 countries are participating in the congress

• Calculated audience: 10 000-15 000 persons

Telenor Arena

The European Championships will be held at Telenor Arena, with an area of 6 500 square meters, which contains: Ice rinks and event halls, tennis courts, badminton courts, boule grounds, a gymnastics hall, a sports hall, an artificial grass pitch and illuminated tracks.


We welcome you to the 2012 European Championships in badminton which will be held at Telenor Arena in Karlskrona, Sweden.

The city of Karlskrona

Karlskrona is situated in the southern part of Sweden, at the mid-point in the southern Baltic Sea. In 1998, the maritime town of Karlskrona was named a Unesco World Heritage Site as an outstanding example of a planned naval port and maritime arsenal.


Karlskrona has 1 650 islands, rocky outcrops and islets. The archipelago was earlier a military area closed to foreign visitors, but since 1998 most of it has been opened to everyone.


There are 50 million people in the vicinity. Karlskrona offers a daily ferry communication with Poland and train communication with Denmark every hour. Karlskrona port - together with Karlshamn – ranks one of Sweden’s ten most important ports.