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Name origin

The game is named after the English estate Badminton House. 1)

The World Badminton Championships

The World Badminton Championships have been held every year since 1977. 2)


The sport is most prevalent in China, Japan, Korea, Indonesia, and Denmark. 3)

Olympic Games

Since 1992, badminton has been at the Olympic Games. 4)

The fastest sport

Badminton is the fastest sport in which a racquet is used. The fastest flying aileron reaches speeds of more than 330 km/h. 5)


The shuttlecock is made of 16 feathers from the wing of a goose. 6)

70% wins

China and Indonesia won 70% of all IBF competitions. 7)

1.1 billion views

More than 1.1 billion people watched the final badminton duel at the 1992 Olympics on television. 8)

Six minutes

The shortest badminton match lasted only 6 minutes. 9)

124 minutes

The longest badminton match lasted 124 minutes. 10)

Modern badminton

Modern badminton can be traced back to the mid-19th century in British India. It was created by officers stationed there. The concept of the net was added to the traditional English volant. 11)


Volant (a game similar to badminton) was played in the 17th century and was rather known only among the English upper class, as well as in many other European countries. The game simply consisted of two people hitting a dart from behind and pointing it forward thanks to a special racket. This exchange was supposed to last as long as possible until the dart hit the ground. 12)


Crossminton is formerly known as speed badminton, a racquet sport combining the advantages of tennis, badminton, and squash, which is played without a net and with the use of innovative ailerons (so-called speeders) and racquets, enabling extremely fast play. 13)

badminton.txt · Last modified: 2022/09/02 05:27 by aga