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MOSCOW, April 1. /TASS/. Kazan will host the European championship in badminton among men’s and women’s teams in 2018. About it reported in a press release of the National badminton Federation of Russia (NFBR).

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The agreement was signed on Saturday between the NFBR and the European Confederation of badminton in Prague. Also in Kazan will pass superiority of Europe among badminton players under 15 years.

“We thank the European Confederation for their trust in us, – said the Chairman of the Board NFBR Andrey Antropov. – Our main task now is to justify it and to hold the tournament at least no worse than the previous one. We will use the excellent sports facilities of Kazan and

A gymnastics centre and badminton Center, will attract experts who do have extensive experience of such work . Now we will prepare for the first reception of the inspection Commission that will assess the already made developments and give their recommendations.”

“Russia is our reliable and trusted partner, – said the Secretary General of the European Confederation of badminton’brien, Agerbak. Those European tournaments, Championships, which were held here in previous years, has earned the highest rating, and we expect the same level of competition. Separately, I note the spirit of hospitality that always prevails in the Russian tournament – it is highly valued by athletes and team members – it beautifies competition held in Russia.”

The European championship takes place in Kazan for the second time, the first championship in this format was held in Kazan in 2016. The championship brought together women’s teams from 25 European countries, men’s teams from 20 countries, youth championship athletes from 34 countries. Previously, Russia hosted the European championship among mixed teams (2013, Moscow) and personal – (2014, Kazan).