Turkish Badminton Federation
AbbreviationTBF
Formation31 May 1991; 30 years ago (1991-05-31)
TypeSports federation
HeadquartersUlus, Ankara, Turkey
Coordinates39°56′30.85″N 32°51′15.60″E / 39.9419028°N 32.8543333°E / 39.9419028; 32.8543333Coordinates: 39°56′30.85″N 32°51′15.60″E / 39.9419028°N 32.8543333°E / 39.9419028; 32.8543333
President
Murat Özmekik
AffiliationsBadminton Europe Confederation
Websitewww.badminton.gov.tr

The Turkish Badminton Federation (Turkish: Türkiye Badminton Federasyonu, TBF) is the governing body for badminton in Turkey. It aims to govern, encourage and develop the sport for all throughout the country.

History

The TBF was established on 31 May 1991. Its first president was İrfan Yıldırım. The TBF was accepted by International Badminton Federation as the 104th member at 3 November 1991. Continentally, it is a member of the Badminton Europe confederation.

After the first elections held for sports federations in Turkey on 5 December 1993, Akın Taşkent became the second president of the federation (but the first elected). Between 1997–2004, the federation was governed by A. Faik İmamoğlu, serving for two terms. Since 2004 Murat Özmekik has been the federation's president.

The federation organizes the Turkish National Badminton Championships, the Turkiye International and the Turkish Badminton League.

Leagues

After the first tournament with 24 teams from 11 regions, 8 teams won the right to compete at Turkish Badminton League.

Today the federation organizes the following leagues in Turkey:

International competitions

Participation

Turkey participated for the first time at the Olympics in 2012 with Neslihan Yiğit, who was eliminated in the women's singles group stage.[1]

Hosted

References

  1. ^ "Milli badmintoncu Neslihan Yiğit, Londra Olimpiyat Oyunları vizesini aldı". Zaman (in Turkish). 10 March 2012. Archived from the original on 18 April 2013. Retrieved 22 April 2012.
  2. ^ "2013 European Juniors awarded to Turkey". Badminton Europe. 13 August 2011. Retrieved 3 December 2012.