Badminton is one of the most popular sports in the world and has been around for a very long time. Its popularity is spreading rapidly across the US. In this paper I will discuss the history and origin of badminton, the rules, and facts that I found interesting in badminton.

Badminton originated in India and then went on to China, Japan and Thailand. An early version of this game in china used a shuttlecock but not a racket.

British army officers began to play it as a competition in Pune, India where badminton got its first name; Poona.

In the traditional scoring system, men’s singles games were played to 15 points and women’s singles which was played up to 11. A match was decided by the best of three games. Only the serving players were able to score a point.

Games were lengthened to 21 points. However, the new scoring system makes the game duration significantly shorter.

Players win a rally by striking the shuttle onto the floor within the boundaries of their opponents’ court. Players also win a rally if their opponents commit a fault.

The most common fault in badminton is when the players fail to return the shuttle so that it passes over the net and lands inside their opponents’ court. Lets may occur due to some unexpected disturbance such as a shuttle

A player can cover more than one mile in just one match.

badminton became an Olympic sport in 1992 more than 1.1 billion people watched badminton’s Olympic debut on TV.

The two most successful countries are China and Indonesia which between them have won 70% of all IBF events.Crowds of up to 15000 are common for major tournaments in Malaysia and Indonesia.

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