24 au 29 octobre 2023
19 Apr 2023

The Yonex French Open goes into Olympic mode!

Always positioned among the 10 most important badminton events in the world, the Yonex French Open (Super 750 of the HSBC BWF World Tour) will be resolutely on the road to Paris 2024 for its next two editions with new venues but also precious points to be gleaned for the "Race to Paris".

The emblematic tournament, which has been held for 16 years at the Pierre de Coubertin Stadium in Paris, is moving to a new location and inaugurating a new cycle of major innovations, with the Paris 2024 Games in mind.

In October 2023, the event will take place at the Glaz Arena in Rennes-Cesson, in the West of France. The best players of the world will go to the region of Brittany to get points counting for the Olympic qualification. From October 24 to 29, 2023, the stars of the discipline will play in the hall that recently hosted the French Championships with great success (12,000 spectators over 4 days). 

From March 5 to 10, 2024, the world badminton elite will test their new Olympic environment in the newly delivered Adidas Arena at Porte de la Chapelle (18th arrondissement) in Paris. For this edition, the Yonex French Open will be the support of a life-size test of this equipment of more than 7000 places which will welcome a few months later, during the Games of Paris 2024, the events of badminton and para-badminton. This opus, exceptionally advanced, will also count in the race for the Olympic qualification. Just like the “Orleans Masters presented by Victor” (Super 300) organized the following week from March 12 to 17, 2024.

These events, which are the first steps towards the Olympic badminton competitions and the World Championships to be held in Paris in 2025, will provide an extraordinary opportunity to highlight a sport that is currently beating all its records with 200,000 members throughout the country.

Yohan PENEL, President of the FFBaD: « France has a long tradition of organizing major international events of quality. In addition to the occasional competitions (European and World Championships), the FFBaD supports 9 recurrent tournaments, including the flagship competition, the Yonex French Open. The coming months will be exceptional, until the 2025 World Championships. Badminton needs these showcases to display its spectacle, its emotions, its speed, its suspense, its heat. Coubertin has been a great springboard that allows us to see the future ever more beautiful and bigger. From Cesson to Paris via Orléans, France will be able to vibrate to the rhythm of the shuttlecocks even more intensely and allow our badminton players to project themselves towards the Games in excellent conditions. »

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