Dongguan is the host cities of many sports events, like basketball, weight lifting, swimming, dragon boating, dragons and lions. dancing, etc.
Since the earlier beginning of 2013, Dongguan has started to bid procedures to host the 2015 Sudirman Cup. With the help of Chinese Badminton Association, BWF (Badminton World Federation) Chairman Larson along with former Director of the State Sports General Administration and Vice Chairman of BWF Liu Fengyan, came to Dongguan on an inspection visit in August. On the morning of 28th November, a bid delegation headed by Dongguan’s Deputy Mayor Yu Lijun attended the statements meeting held in Greece at which Dongguan successful won the bidding process.
On 28th November, the BWF announced that Dongguan will host the 14th Sudirman Cup BWF World Team Championships in May 2015.
The newly completed Dongguan Basketball centre, which can accommodate 16,000 people, will become the 2015 Sudirman Cup’s main stadium. At that time, there will be over 1,000 athletes, tournament officials and media staff from more than 50 countries and regions around the world. It is expected to attract a live audience exceeding 600,000.