Glasgow in Scotland today announced a bid to host the Sudirman Cup, badminton's world mixed team championship, in 2017, and it has been lodged with the Badminton World Federation.
The bid forms part of administration and funding body UK Sport's £27-million ($45.3-million) National Lottery-funded Gold Event Series that aims to bring 70 major championships to the UK to build a strong sporting legacy from the 2012 London Olympic Games.
There is also a live bid for the 2017 World Figure Skating Championships, for which Glasgow faces competition from Sochi in Russia.
Glasgow is the only city to publicly declare an interest in the 2017 Sudirman Cup, which will be awarded by the BWF Council in October. All bids have to be submitted by 30 July.
Glasgow, which has hosted the event twice before (in 1997 and 2007), is hoping to stage the 2017 edition at the Emirates Arena, built for the city's hosting of this year's Commonwealth Games, at which it will host badminton.
The Sudirman Cup bid is being backed by Badminton Scotland,Glasgow City Council, UK Sport and EventScotland.
Anne Smillie, chief executive of Badminton Scotland, said: "The bid team will be working hard during the Commonwealth Games and at the World Championships in Copenhagen in late August to showcase everything that Glasgow can offer in staging world-class badminton."
Simon Morton, director of major events and international relations at UK Sport, added: "The Gold Event Series has already helped secure eight events in Scotland in the build-up to and following the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.
“UK Sport will continue to play a key role in ensuring a strong legacy from both London 2012 and Glasgow 2014. Passionate fans, excellent transport links, thousands of experienced volunteers, a strong TV and sponsor market, plus a proven track record in staging outstanding major events makes the UK a perfect host for world class sport."
Following this year's Commonwealth Games, Glasgow is also slated to host the European Judo Championships, IPC Swimming World Championships and World Gymnastics Championships in 2015.
Paul Bush, chief operating officer for EventScotland, said: "Over the past decade, Scotland has hosted some of the biggest properties in world sport, and we are working hard to ensure that there is a continuing programme of major events post-2014. We have already secured three World and two European Championships for Scotland in 2015, and the Sudirman Cup is one of our main targets for the following years."
The next edition of the Sudirman Cup will take place in Dongguan, China in 2015.