Badminton Pan Am

Badminton Pan America Confederation

Official logo
Abbreviation PANAM
Formation February 13th, 1976
Type Sports federation
Headquarters Lima, Peru
33 member associations
Jamaica 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.[1] Badminton is part of the Olympic Games since Barcelona 1992, and Badminton is also part of the Pan Am Games since 1995.

Old logo of the Pan American Badminton Confederation prior to 2006

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.[2]

The PANAM also publishes a magazine called Panam Badminton Family.

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.

Member associations

  • Argentina Argentina
  • Aruba Aruba
  • Barbados Barbados
  • Bermuda Bermuda
  • Brazil Brazil
  • Canada Canada
  • Cayman Islands Cayman Islands
  • Chile Chile
  • Colombia Colombia
  • Costa Rica Costa Rica
  • Cuba Cuba
  • Curaçao Curaçao
  • Dominican Republic Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador Ecuador
  • El Salvador El Salvador
  • Falkland Islands Falkland Islands
  • Grenada Grenada
  • Guatemala Guatemala
  • Guyana Guyana
  • Haiti Haiti
  • Honduras Honduras
  • Jamaica Jamaica
  • Mexico Mexico
  • Panama Panama
  • Paraguay Paraguay
  • Peru Peru
  • Puerto Rico Puerto Rico
  • Saint Lucia Saint Lucia
  • Suriname Suriname
  • Trinidad and Tobago Trinidad and Tobago
  • United States United States
  • Uruguay Uruguay
  • Venezuela Venezuela



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