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Saad Salman
Saad Salman
Beacon House School System
History Of Badminton
Published On Feb 4th 2013
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In the 5th century BC, the people in china then played a game called ti jian zi. A direct translation from this word 'ti jian zi' is kicking the shuttle. As the name suggest, the objective of the game is to keep the shuttle from hitting the ground without using hand.
About five centuries later, a game named Battledore and Shuttlecock was played in china, Japan, India and Greece. This is a game where you use the Battledore (a paddle) to hit the Shuttlecock back and forth. By the 16th century, it has become a popular game among children in England. In Europe this game was known as jeu de volant to them. In the 1860s, a game named Poona was played in India. This game is much like the Battledore and Shuttlecock but with an added net. The British army learned this game in India and took the equipments back to England during the 1870s.
The International Badminton Federation (IBF) was formed in 1934 with 9 founding members.
1.    England
2.    Ireland
3.    Scotland
4.    Wales
5.    Denmark
6.    Holland
7.    Canada
8.    New Zealand
9.    France
Since then, major international tournaments like the Thomas Cup (Men) and Uber Cup (Women) were held. Badminton was officially granted Olympic status in the 1992 Barcelona Games. From 9 founding members, IBF now have over 150 member countries. The future of Badminton looks bright indeed.

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Comments 6
Taibah Cool Taibah
Sep 13th 2013
manal Cool.....badminton is my favourite sport Manal
Mar 25th 2013
Saad I also LOVE Batminton. Saad
Feb 24th 2013
Hiba Cool Hiba
Feb 22nd 2013
Ghumaisa Wow......... i love badminton Ghumaisa
Feb 9th 2013
Saad Good! Saad
Feb 4th 2013

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