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Facts about Badminton

Here are some Facts about Badminton that you may not know yet and may find it interesting.

- 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.

- Click here to find out the current BWF World Ranking.

I will update this page whenever I find new Facts about Badminton, so stay tuned.

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