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Badminton Facts

Some Facts about Badminton

  • The official game of Badminton was born in a stately home in Gloucestershire, England, home of the Duke of Beaufort.
  • Badminton is the Fastest Racket sport with shuttle clocking speed in excess of 200 mph.
  • The best shuttlecocks are made from the feathers from the left wing of a goose.
  • The International Badminton Federation (IBF) was founded in 1934 with nine members and now has over 150 members.
  • The IBF is now headquartered in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  • Badminton was introduced into USA in the 1890s and became popular in the 1930s.
  • Badminton is the second most popular sport in the world, after soccer.
  • Badminton is an olympic Sport played first in the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona.  
  • More than 1.1 billion people watched the 1992 Olympic Badminton competition on television.
  • Only 3 countries have won the Thomas Cup since it’s inception in 1948: Malaysia, Indonesia and China.
  • Only 4 countries have won the Uber Cup since its inception in 1956: USA, Japan, China and Indonesia.

 

 

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