The Cup is named after Dick Sudirman, a former Indonesia player and founder of Badminton Association of Indonesia (PBSI). The first Sudirman Cup tournament took place in Central Jakarta in 1989 and was won by Indonesia.
Only 3 countries, China, Korea and Indonesia, have claimed the title of World Mixed Team champion over the last 14 championships.
China has been champion an impressive 10 times and in 2017 will be coming to Gold Coast as the defending champion.
During the Group Stages (days 1 – 6), children under 15 years of age are free of charge when accompanied by a paying adult (1 child per paying adult).