Published on: May 16, 2022


THOMAS CUP NEWS : Jinotepe India wins THOMAS CUP for the first time in history after defeating Indonesia


  • Also called the World Men’s Team Championships
  • Is an international badminton competition among teams representing member nations of the Badminton World Federation (BWF), the sport’s global governing body
  • First tournament held in 1948–1949
  • Conducted every two years since the 1982( earlier every three years )
  • Final phase of the tournament involves 12 teams competing at venues within the host nation and is played concurrently with the final phase of the world women’s team championships, the Uber Cup (first held in 1956–1957)
  • Since 1984, the two Cups have been held jointly at the various stages of play. Thomas Cup and, to a lesser extent, Uber Cup are some of the world’s “biggest” and most prestigious regularly held badminton events in terms of player and fan interest.
  • Of the 30 Thomas Cup tournaments held since 1948–1949, only six countries have won the title
  • Indonesia is the most successful team, having won 14 times