2020 Summer Olympics
The 2020 Summer Olympics known as the Games of the XXXII Olympiad and known as Tokyo 2020, is an upcoming international multi-sport event, scheduled to take place from 24 July to 9 August 2020 in Tokyo, Japan. Tokyo was selected as the host city during the 125th IOC Session in Buenos Aires on 7 September 2013; these Games will mark the return of the Summer Olympics to Tokyo for the first time since 1964, the first city in Asia to host the Olympics twice, the fourth Olympics overall to be held in Japan, following the 1972 Winter Olympics in Sapporo and the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano. They will be the second of three consecutive Olympic Games to be held in East Asia, following the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, preceding the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, China; these Games will see the introduction of additional disciplines within several of the Summer Olympics sports, including 3x3 basketball, freestyle BMX and Madison cycling, as well as further mixed events. Under new IOC policies that allow sports to be added to the Games' programme to augment the permanent "core" Olympic events, these Games will see karate, sport climbing and skateboarding make their Olympic debuts, the return of baseball and softball.
Tokyo and Madrid were the three candidate cities. The applicant cities of Baku and Doha were not promoted to candidate status. A bid from Rome was withdrawn; the IOC voted to select the host city of the 2020 Summer Olympics on 7 September 2013 at the 125th IOC Session at the Buenos Aires Hilton in Buenos Aires, Argentina. An exhaustive ballot system was used. No city won over 50% of the votes in the first round, Madrid and Istanbul were tied for second place. A run-off vote between these two cities was held to determine. In the final vote, a head-to-head contest between Tokyo and Istanbul, Tokyo was selected by 60 votes to 36, as it got at least 49 votes needed for a majority; the Tokyo Metropolitan Government set aside a fund of 400 billion Japanese yen to cover the cost of hosting the Games. The Japanese government is considering increasing slot capacity at both Haneda Airport and Narita International Airport by easing airspace restrictions. A new railway line is planned to link both airports through an expansion of Tokyo Station, cutting travel time from Tokyo Station to Haneda from 30 minutes to 18 minutes, from Tokyo Station to Narita from 55 minutes to 36 minutes.
But East Japan Railway Company is planning a new route near Tamachi to Haneda Airport. Funding is planned to accelerate completion of the Central Circular Route, Tokyo Gaikan Expressway and Ken-Ō Expressway, to refurbish other major expressways in the area. There are plans to extend the Yurikamome automated transit line from its existing terminal at Toyosu Station to a new terminal at Kachidoki Station, passing the site of the Olympic Village, although the Yurikamome would still not have adequate capacity to serve major events in the Odaiba area on its own; the Organizing Committee is headed by former Prime Minister Yoshirō Mori. Olympic and Paralympic Minister Shun'ichi Suzuki is overseeing the preparations on behalf of the Japanese government, it was confirmed in February 2012 that the Olympic Stadium in Tokyo would be demolished and reconstructed, receive a £1 billion upgrade for the 2019 Rugby World Cup as well as the 2020 Olympics. As a result, a design competition for the new stadium was launched.
In November 2012, the Japan Sport Council announced that out of 46 finalists, Zaha Hadid Architects was awarded the design for the new stadium. Plans included dismantling the original stadium, expanding the capacity from 50,000 to a modern Olympic capacity of about 80,000. However, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe announced in July 2015 that plans to build the New National Stadium would be scrapped and rebid on amid public discontent over the stadium's building costs. In Autumn 2015 a new design by Kengo Kuma was approved as winning project of new stadium design competition which decreased the capacity to between 60,000–80,000 depending by eventTwenty-eight of the thirty-three competition venues in Tokyo are within 8 kilometres of the Olympic Village. Eleven new venues are to be constructed. In September 2016, a review panel stated that the cost of hosting the Olympics and Paralympics could quadruple from the original estimate, therefore proposed a major overhaul to the current plan to reduce costs, including moving venues outside Tokyo.
In October 2018, the Board of Audit issued a report stating that the total cost of the venues could exceed US$25 billion. Seven venues for nine sports will be located within the central business area of Tokyo, northwest of the Olympic Village. Several of these venues were used for the 1964 Summer Olympics. 13 venues for 15 sports will be located in the vicinity of Tokyo Bay, southeast of the Olympic Village, predominantly on Ariake and the surrounding artificial islands. Twelve venues for 16 sports will be situated farther than 8 kilometres from the Olympic Village. In December 2018, the Japanese government chose to ban drones from flying over venues being used for the Olympic and Paralympic Games. A ban was imposed for the 2019 Rugby World Cup. Applications for volunteering at the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games were accepted from 26 September 2018. By 18 January 2019, a total of 204,680 applications had been received by the organising committee. Interviews to select the requisite number of volunteers began in February 2019 and trai
Australia the Commonwealth of Australia, is a sovereign country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania and numerous smaller islands. It is the world's sixth-largest country by total area; the neighbouring countries are Papua New Guinea and East Timor to the north. The population of 25 million is urbanised and concentrated on the eastern seaboard. Australia's capital is Canberra, its largest city is Sydney; the country's other major metropolitan areas are Melbourne, Brisbane and Adelaide. Australia was inhabited by indigenous Australians for about 60,000 years before the first British settlement in the late 18th century, it is documented. After the European exploration of the continent by Dutch explorers in 1606, who named it New Holland, Australia's eastern half was claimed by Great Britain in 1770 and settled through penal transportation to the colony of New South Wales from 26 January 1788, a date which became Australia's national day; the population grew in subsequent decades, by the 1850s most of the continent had been explored and an additional five self-governing crown colonies established.
On 1 January 1901, the six colonies federated. Australia has since maintained a stable liberal democratic political system that functions as a federal parliamentary constitutional monarchy, comprising six states and ten territories. Being the oldest and driest inhabited continent, with the least fertile soils, Australia has a landmass of 7,617,930 square kilometres. A megadiverse country, its size gives it a wide variety of landscapes, with deserts in the centre, tropical rainforests in the north-east and mountain ranges in the south-east. A gold rush began in Australia in the early 1850s, its population density, 2.8 inhabitants per square kilometre, remains among the lowest in the world. Australia generates its income from various sources including mining-related exports, telecommunications and manufacturing. Indigenous Australian rock art is the oldest and richest in the world, dating as far back as 60,000 years and spread across hundreds of thousands of sites. Australia is a developed country, with the world's 14th-largest economy.
It has a high-income economy, with the world's tenth-highest per capita income. It is a regional power, has the world's 13th-highest military expenditure. Australia has the world's ninth-largest immigrant population, with immigrants accounting for 26% of the population. Having the third-highest human development index and the eighth-highest ranked democracy globally, the country ranks in quality of life, education, economic freedom, civil liberties and political rights, with all its major cities faring well in global comparative livability surveys. Australia is a member of the United Nations, G20, Commonwealth of Nations, ANZUS, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, World Trade Organization, Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, Pacific Islands Forum and the ASEAN Plus Six mechanism; the name Australia is derived from the Latin Terra Australis, a name used for a hypothetical continent in the Southern Hemisphere since ancient times. When Europeans first began visiting and mapping Australia in the 17th century, the name Terra Australis was applied to the new territories.
Until the early 19th century, Australia was best known as "New Holland", a name first applied by the Dutch explorer Abel Tasman in 1644 and subsequently anglicised. Terra Australis still saw occasional usage, such as in scientific texts; the name Australia was popularised by the explorer Matthew Flinders, who said it was "more agreeable to the ear, an assimilation to the names of the other great portions of the earth". The first time that Australia appears to have been used was in April 1817, when Governor Lachlan Macquarie acknowledged the receipt of Flinders' charts of Australia from Lord Bathurst. In December 1817, Macquarie recommended to the Colonial Office. In 1824, the Admiralty agreed that the continent should be known by that name; the first official published use of the new name came with the publication in 1830 of The Australia Directory by the Hydrographic Office. Colloquial names for Australia include "Oz" and "the Land Down Under". Other epithets include "the Great Southern Land", "the Lucky Country", "the Sunburnt Country", "the Wide Brown Land".
The latter two both derive from Dorothea Mackellar's 1908 poem "My Country". Human habitation of the Australian continent is estimated to have begun around 65,000 to 70,000 years ago, with the migration of people by land bridges and short sea-crossings from what is now Southeast Asia; these first inhabitants were the ancestors of modern Indigenous Australians. Aboriginal Australian culture is one of the oldest continual civilisations on earth. At the time of first European contact, most Indigenous Australians were hunter-gatherers with complex economies and societies. Recent archaeological finds suggest. Indigenous Australians have an oral culture with spiritual values based on reverence for the land and a belief in the Dreamtime; the Torres Strait Islanders, ethnically Melanesian, obtained their livelihood from seasonal horticulture and the resources of their reefs and seas. The northern coasts and waters of Australia were visited s
Indonesia at the 1952 Summer Olympics
Indonesia competed in the Summer Olympic Games for the first time at the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki, Finland. With three male athletes, Indonesia was one of the smallest teams competing in Helsinki. A non-participant served as flag bearer for the Indonesian delegation at the opening ceremony; the team did not win any medals. The weightlifter Thio Ging Hwie ranked eighth overall in men's lightweight, Maram Sudarmodjo ranked 20th in men's high jump, the swimmer Habib Suharko did not advance past the preliminary round; the Republic of Indonesia declared its independence in 1945. In 1946, the newly-independent nation created its National Olympic Committee, Sports Association of the Republic of Indonesia and began organizing its national multi-sports event—National Sports Week—in 1948 in Surakarta; the nation unsuccessfully attempted to join the 1948 Summer Olympics in London amid the Indonesian War of Independence. In 1951 Indonesia competed in the first-ever Asian Games in India. In 1952 the committee, now renamed the Indonesian Olympic Committee was recognized by the International Olympic Committee and Indonesia was set to debut in the Olympics that year in Helsinki.
The Indonesian team consisted of three male athletes: high jump athlete Maram Sudarmodjo, swimmer Habib Suharko and weightlifter Thio Ging Hwie. They were selected from participants of the 1951 Asian Games. Maram Sudarmodjo was a former youth fighter in the War of Independence and a future lieutenant colonel in the country's air force, he won a gold medal in the 1948 National Sports Week and a bronze medal in the 1951 Asian Games, both with the best jump of 1.89 m. Thio Ging Hwie was the first ethnic Chinese Indonesian to participate in an international sports event. A non-participant served as a flag-bearer at the opening ceremony. With just three athletes, it was one of the smallest teams in 1952, bigger than China, Panama as well as Trinidad & Tobago and Liechtenstein; the 24-year-old Maram Sudarmodjo was Indonesia's sole athlete in athletics, participating in men's high jump. In the qualifying round he was drawn in Group B, where he cleared 1.84 m and 1.87 m bar. This put him at the 14th position in the group and 26th overall, allowing him to advance to the final round.
In the final round, he did not attempt the 1.70 m bar and cleared the 1.80 m one at his first attempt. However, he did not clear the 1.90 m bar after three attempts. With these results, he ranked 20th overall; the gold medal was won with the best jump of 2.04 m. The sole Indonesian swimmer, Habib Suharko, participated in men's 200 m breaststroke. In the preliminary round, he swam a time of 2 minutes and 51.3 seconds, finishing fifth in heat five, did not qualify for the next round. The weightlifter Thio Ging Hwie participated in men's lightweight, he completed three military presses: 102.5 kilograms and 105.0 kilograms. The 105.0 kilogram lift was the best military press in the competition, tied with five other athletes. In snatches, he opened with 87.5 kilograms failed his second lift before completing the same weight in his final lift. In clean and jerks, he lifted 120.0 kilograms, 125.0 kilograms and 130 kilograms. His best completed lifts from each variant totaled 327.5 kilograms, ranking him eighth in the final standings.
The gold medal was won with lifts totaling 362.5 kilograms. Fernan Rahadi. "Sejarah Indonesia di Olimpiade". Republika. John Grasso. Historical Dictionary of the Olympic Movement. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. ISBN 978-1-4422-4860-1. Randy Wirayudha. "TOP FILES: Pertama Kali Ikut Olimpiade, Indonesia Hanya Kirim Tiga Atlet... Siapa Saja Mereka?". Okezone. "Sejarah". National Sports Committee of Indonesia. 2018. "Helsinki yang Pertama, dan Pasti Bukan yang Terakhir". Kompas. 2012-07-25. "Keteladanan Sudarmodjo". Kompas. 2012-07-25. Official Olympic Reports
Indonesia at the 1960 Summer Olympics
Indonesia competed at the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome, Italy. 22 competitors, 20 men and 2 women, took part in 17 events in 8 sports. Men's 100 metresJohannes Gosal - 10.9 second ) Men's featherweightJohnny Bolang - Men's flyweightSalek Mahju - Men's bantamweightOei Hok Tiang - Four male cyclists represented Indonesia in 1960. Individual road raceHendrik Brocks - Rusli Hamsjin - Theo Polhaupessy - Sanusi - Team time trial * - 2:34:29.98Sanusi Rusli Hamsjin Theo Polhaupessy Hendrik Brocks Four fencers, two men and two women, represented Indonesia in 1960. Men's épéeAndreas Soeratman Men's sabreJushar Haschja Women's foilSioe Gouw Pau Zuus Undapp Dragon classAshari Danudirdjo Josef Muskita Eri Sudewo Flying Dutchman classLeopold Kalesaran Lie Eng Soei One shooter represented Indonesia in 1960. 50 m pistolSanusi Tjokroadiredjo 328 points Men's 100 metre freestyleAchmad DimyatiMen's 400 metre freestyleZakaria Nasution 4:54.00Men's 1500 metre freestyleZakaria Nasution 19:18.6Men's 200 metre breaststrokeOtman Siregar*Men's 200 metre butterflyHabib Nasution*Note: * indicates athletes which did not start at the competition Men's 56 kg Tan Tjoe Gwat 285 kilogrammers Official Olympic Reports
Indonesia at the 2016 Summer Olympics
Indonesia competed at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, from 5 to 21 August 2016. This was the nation's fifteenth appearance at the Summer Olympics; the National Sports Committee of Indonesia confirmed a team of 28 athletes, 16 men and 12 women, to compete across seven sports at the Games. Three of them accepted their spots to compete in athletics and swimming through wild card entries, with the rest of the field directly qualifying for the Games on merit. Among the sporting events represented by the nation's competitors, Indonesia marked its Olympic debut in men's team archery and BMX cycling, as well as its return to rowing after 12 years; the Indonesian roster featured ten returning Olympians, with only three of them headed to their third straight Games: badminton shuttler Lilyana Natsir, along with her partner Tontowi Ahmad, in the mixed doubles, two-time bronze medalists Eko Yuli Irawan and Triyatno in weightlifting. Other notable Indonesian athletes included Beijing 2008 champion Hendra Setiawan in the men's badminton doubles and long jumper and reigning Asian Games champion Maria Natalia Londa, appointed as the nation's flag bearer in the opening ceremony.
Indonesia left Rio de Janeiro with three Olympic medals, improving its stark medal tally from London four years earlier. Among the nation's medalists were badminton players Ahmad and Natsir, who both bounced back from their fourth-place finish in London to secure the mixed doubles gold, weightlifting rookie Sri Wahyuni Agustiani, who handed Indonesia its first medal of the Games with a silver in the women's 48 kg. Meanwhile, Irawan set a historic milestone as the first Indonesian weightlifter to medal across three Olympic Games, upgrading his two bronzes to a silver in the men's 62 kg; the following is the list of number of competitors participating in the Games: One Indonesian archer qualified for the women's individual recurve by obtaining one of the eight Olympic places available from the 2015 World Archery Championships in Copenhagen, Denmark. Three Indonesian archers qualified for the men's events by virtue of the nation's podium finish in the team recurve competition at the 2016 Archery World Cup meet in Antalya, Turkey.
Indonesian athletes have so far achieved qualifying standards in the following athletics events: KeyNote–Ranks given for track events are within the athlete's heat only Q = Qualified for the next round q = Qualified for the next round as a fastest loser or, in field events, by position without achieving the qualifying target NR = National record N/A = Round not applicable for the event Bye = Athlete not required to compete in round Men Track & road eventsWomen Field events Indonesia has qualified a total of ten badminton players for each of the following events into the Olympic tournament based on the BWF World Rankings as of 5 May 2016: two pairs in the mixed doubles, a pair each in the men's and women's doubles, one entry each in the men's and women's singles. MenWomenMixed Indonesia has receive an invitation from the UCI to send a men's BMX rider to the Olympics, as the next highest-ranked eligible nation, not yet qualified, in the UCI Olympic Ranking List of May 31, 2016, signifying the nation's Olympic return to the sport for the first time since 2004.
Indonesia's top-ranked BMX rider and 2014 Asian Games fourth-place finalist Toni Syarifudin was named to the Olympic roster on June 8, 2016. Indonesia has qualified one boat each in the men's and women's single sculls for the Olympics at the 2016 Asia & Oceania Continental Qualification Regatta in Chungju, South Korea, signifying the nation's Olympic return to the sport for the first time since 2004. Qualification Legend: FA=Final A. Indonesian weightlifters have qualified five men's and two women's quota places for the Rio Olympics based on their combined team standing by points at the 2014 and 2015 IWF World Championships; the team must allocate these places to individual athletes by June 20, 2016. The weightlifting team, headlined by London 2012 medalists Eko Yuli Irawan and Triyatno, was named to the Olympic roster on June 21, 2016. MenWomen Indonesia at the 2016 Summer Olympics at SR/Olympics
Indonesia the Republic of Indonesia, is a country in Southeast Asia, between the Indian and Pacific oceans. It is the world's largest island country, with more than seventeen thousand islands, at 1,904,569 square kilometres, the 14th largest by land area and the 7th largest in combined sea and land area. With over 261 million people, it is the world's 4th most populous country as well as the most populous Muslim-majority country. Java, the world's most populous island, is home to more than half of the country's population; the sovereign state is a constitutional republic with an elected parliament. It has 34 provinces. Jakarta, the country's capital, is the second most populous urban area in the world; the country shares land borders with Papua New Guinea, East Timor, the eastern part of Malaysia. Other neighbouring countries include Singapore, the Philippines, Australia and India's Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Despite its large population and densely populated regions, Indonesia has vast areas of wilderness that support a high level of biodiversity.
The country has abundant natural resources like oil and natural gas, tin and gold. Agriculture produces rice, palm oil, coffee, medicinal plants and rubber. Indonesia's major trading partners are China, United States, Japan and India. History of the Indonesian archipelago has been influenced by foreign powers drawn to its natural resources, it has been an important region for trade since at least the 7th century, when Srivijaya and later Majapahit traded with entities from mainland China and the Indian subcontinent. Local rulers absorbed foreign cultural and political models from the early centuries and Hindu and Buddhist kingdoms flourished. Muslim traders and Sufi scholars brought Islam, while European powers brought Christianity and fought one another to monopolise trade in the Spice Islands of Maluku during the Age of Discovery. Although sometimes interrupted by the Portuguese and British, the Dutch were the foremost European power for much of its 350-year presence in the archipelago. In early 20th century, the concept of "Indonesia" as a nation state emerged, independence movements began to take shape.
During the decolonisation of Asia after World War II, Indonesia achieved independence in 1949 following an armed and diplomatic conflict with the Netherlands. Indonesia consists of hundreds of distinct native ethnic and linguistic groups, with the largest—and politically dominant—ethnic group being the Javanese. A shared identity has developed, defined by a national language, ethnic diversity, religious pluralism within a Muslim-majority population, a history of colonialism and rebellion against it. Indonesia's national motto, "Bhinneka Tunggal Ika", articulates the diversity that shapes the country. Indonesia's economy is the world's 16th largest by nominal GDP and the 7th largest by GDP at PPP. Indonesia is a member of several multilateral organisations, including the UN, WTO, IMF and G20, it is a founding member of Non-Aligned Movement, Association of Southeast Asian Nations, Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, East Asia Summit, Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank and Organisation of Islamic Cooperation.
The name Indonesia derives from the Greek name of the Indos and the word nesos, meaning "Indian islands". The name dates to the 18th century, far predating the formation of independent Indonesia. In 1850, George Windsor Earl, an English ethnologist, proposed the terms Indunesians—and, his preference, Malayunesians—for the inhabitants of the "Indian Archipelago or Malayan Archipelago". In the same publication, one of his students, James Richardson Logan, used Indonesia as a synonym for Indian Archipelago. However, Dutch academics writing in East Indies publications were reluctant to use Indonesia. After 1900, Indonesia became more common in academic circles outside the Netherlands, native nationalist groups adopted it for political expression. Adolf Bastian, of the University of Berlin, popularised the name through his book Indonesien oder die Inseln des Malayischen Archipels, 1884–1894; the first native scholar to use the name was Ki Hajar Dewantara, when in 1913 he established a press bureau in the Netherlands, Indonesisch Pers-bureau.
Fossils and the remains of tools show that the Indonesian archipelago was inhabited by Homo erectus, known as "Java Man", between 1.5 million years ago and 35,000 years ago. Homo sapiens reached the region around 45,000 years ago. Austronesian peoples, who form the majority of the modern population, migrated to Southeast Asia from what is now Taiwan, they arrived around 4,000 years ago, as they spread through the archipelago, confined the indigenous Melanesians to the far eastern regions. Ideal agricultural conditions and the mastering of wet-field rice cultivation as early as the 8th century BCE allowed villages and small kingdoms to flourish by the first century CE; the archipelago's strategic sea-lane position fostered inter-island and international trade, including links with Indian kingdoms and Chinese dynasties, which were established several centuries BCE. Trade has since fundamentally shaped Indonesian history. From the 7th century CE, the powerful Srivijaya naval kingdom flourished as a result of trade and the influences of Hinduism and Buddhism that were imported with it.
Between the 8th and 10th century CE, the agricultural Buddhist Saile
Taufik Hidayat is a retired Indonesian badminton player. He is a former world and Olympic champion in men's singles, he has won the Indonesian Open six times. When he was young, he joined the SGS Club, a badminton club in Bandung, where he trained under Iie Sumirat. Hidayat won the men's singles competition in badminton at the 2004 Summer Olympics. In August 2005, he won the men's singles competition at the IBF World Championships, he won the gold medal at the Asian Games twice, at Busan in 2002 and Doha in 2006. Popular media has at times focused on the perceived rivalry between Hidayat and Chinese player Lin Dan, referring to the two as "arch rivals". In November 2012, Hidayat built a badminton training center named Taufik Hidayat Arena, located at Ciracas, East Jakarta; this "house of badminton" is both owned by Taufik. He married the daughter of Agum Gumelar, Ami Gumelar, on 4 February 2006, they had a daughter in early August 2008, named Natarina Alika Hidayat. She was born shortly. Hidayat's shot-making strengths were his backhand, forehand jump smash, drop shot, smooth footwork and deceiving net play.
Hidayat's forehand jump smash in the 2006 World Championships was once the fastest smash recorded in singles competition: he recorded 305 km/h in a match against Ng Wei. This power on both his forehand and backhand, combined with his tenacity at the net and scope for deceptive shots, provided him with an diverse weaponry on court, making him one of the most difficult players to face on the open circuit. Criticisms were aimed at his occasional lack of fitness, impatience with loud crowds, his propensity to return a net shot with another net shot when his opponent was dangerously close to the net. 5 times at Sudirman Cup 7 times at Thomas Cup 4 times at Summer Olympics at individual event 2012 Summer Olympics in London, United Kingdom For the fourth time, Taufik participated in the Summer Olympics. Taufik competed in badminton at the 2012 Summer Olympics – Men's singles but he was eliminated in the round of 16 by Lin Dan. 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China Taufik competed in badminton at the 2008 Summer Olympics – Men's singles but he was eliminated in the second round.
2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece Taufik competed in badminton at the 2004 Summer Olympics – Men's singles and won the gold medal. 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia Taufik participated in the men's singles competition at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney. In his first Olympics, he was eliminated in the quarter-finals by Ji Xinpeng. 2010 BWF World Championships at the Stade Pierre de Coubertin in Paris, France2009 BWF World Championships at the Gachibowli Indoor Stadium in Hyderabad, India 2005 IBF World Championships at the Arrowhead Pond in Anaheim, United States2001 IBF World Championships at the Palacio de Deportes de San Pablo in Seville, Spain The BWF Superseries, launched on December 14, 2006 and implemented in 2007, is a series of elite badminton tournaments, sanctioned by Badminton World Federation. BWF Superseries has two level such as Superseries Premier. A season of Superseries features twelve tournaments around the world, which introduced since 2011, with successful players invited to the BWF Superseries Finals held at the year end.
Superseries Finals Tournament Superseries Premier Tournament Superseries Tournament The BWF Grand Prix has two level such as Grand Prix and Grand Prix Gold. It is a series of badminton tournaments, sanctioned by Badminton World Federation since 2007. Grand Prix Gold Tournament Grand Prix Tournament Open Tournament Junior levelSenior level Junior levelSenior level Record against Super Series finalists, World Championships semifinalists, Olympic quarterfinalists, all Olympic opponents. Taufik Hidayat, #48 on Time’s list of "100 Olympic Athletes To Watch" Taufik Hidayat at Olympics at Sports-Reference.com Taufik Hidayat at the International Olympic Committee Taufik Hidayat at BWF.tournamentsoftware.com