The Badminton Pan Am
) organisation is the governing body
for the sport
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.
BPAC was founded in Mexico City in 1976 and had nominated Victor Jaramillo (MEX) as President until an official election was scheduled to take place at the first Pan Am Championships the following year. The first Badminton Pan Am Championships was held in Moncton
, New Brunswick-Canada, in April 1977.
Mr. Victor Jaramillo was confirmed as President and stayed in this charge until 1981. During these five years, the Pan American Badminton Championships
were held in Canada, Peru, Mexico, and USA. As far as Pan Am Junior Championships, they were held in Mexico, Canada, USA and Peru. From 1981 to 1987, there was no contest until November 1987 when the V Pan Am Badminton Championships was held in Lima, Peru. Read more...