History of Badminton

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The number of sites available online for this topic is enormous.  This site can not and does not index all available resources.  The following does provide some idea of what is available online and will hopefully be a good starting point for a more extensive search.


Badminton Ancient History & Cartoon Fun from Brownielocks __ "Learn who invented badminton and laugh with our cartoon."  A rather tongue-in-cheek history of the game and a good read. - From brownielocks.com - http://www.brownielocks.com/badminton.html 

Badminton Australia: History __ You will find the history of badminton in the country of Australia.  "The first local competition in Australia was played in Fremantle in 1900. Western Australia was the first badminton association to be formed in 1924, followed by Tasmania a year later." - from badminton.org.au - http://www.badminton.org.au/index.php?id=37 

Badminton History __ "During the earlier years of the sport, badminton was played under a variety of conditions- courts of different dimensions, shuttlecocks and rackets of many designs, even many different sets of rules defining the basic game. This ended in 1893 with the founding of the Badminton Association of England and the accompanying codification of the rules."  You will find click-to-read and click-to-view resources about the history of badminton. - illustrated - From worldbadminton.com - http://www.worldbadminton.com/newsite/History/ 

Badminton History __ "Badminton was invented long ago; a form of sport played in ancient Greece and Egypt."  A general overview of Badminton history. - From usm.edu - http://www.usm.edu/badminton/History.htm


Badminton Secrets - History of Badminton __ It 'almost' became football.  "Its origins date back over two thousand years, to 500 years before the birth of Christ and a game called 'Ti Jian Zi' (shuttle kicking) which was played in Ancient China...It was played by kicking something similar to the modern day shuttlecock, without the use of rackets." - From badmintonsecrets.com - http://www.badmintonsecrets.com/history-of-badminton.html

Badminton World Federation __ Mostly contemporary Badminton history and activity. - illustrated - From bwfbadminton.org - http://www.bwfbadminton.org/   

Battledore and Shuttlecock History __ Well in spite of the name, it is a history of Badminton. - From tradgames.org.uk - http://www.tradgames.org.uk/games/Battledore-Shuttlecock.htm 

BBC SPORT | Olympics 2004 | Badminton | History | Eastern promise on courts __ A brief, but excellent, look at the histiry of the game. - From BBC - http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/olympics_2004/badminton/history/default.stm


History __ A very brief timeline with links to other information about the game. - From Manchester 2002 Commonwealth Games - http://m2002.thecgf.com/SPORTS/Badminton/History/default.asp 

History - Badminton __ "This document is a history of badminton, with a list of all United States and Olympic champions."  Scroll down the page a bit to find it. - from hickoksports.com - http://www.hickoksports.com/history/badmintn.shtml 

History of Badminton __ A brief overview. - From chevroncars.com - http://www.chevroncars.com/learn/sports/history-badminton

History of Badminton __ Badminton was named by the Duke of Beaufort after Badminton House in Gloucestershire.  A general overview of the history of the game. - From officialbadminton.com - http://www.officialbadminton.com/history_of_badminton.php  


History of Badminton in India __ A brief look at the history of badminton in India. - From iloveindia.com - http://www.iloveindia.com/sports/badminton/history.html  

History of Badminton - Badminton Rule - Badminton Court __ They say it best: "A little-known fact about badminton is that it demands high fitness levels from its players in addition to agility, speed and accuracy. Introduction of badminton at the Olympics added to its appeal. Read on to find out about the history of badminton. Learn more about the various badminton tournaments organized the world over." - illustrated - From clearleadinc.com - http://www.clearleadinc.com/site/badminton.html

The History Of Badminton. Where Badminton Started. __ "A very long history for one of the Olympics newest sports! Badminton took its name from Badminton House in Gloucestershire, the ancestral home of the Duke of Beaufort, where the sport was played in the last century."  A good overview. - From athleticscholarships.net - http://www.athleticscholarships.net/history-of-badminton.htm 

History and development __ "Badminton is widely believed to have originated in ancient Greece about 2000 years ago. From there it spread to China, India, Japan and Siam (now Thailand)."  An encyclopedic article with links to related materials. - from wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Badminton#History_and_development


History | USA Badminton __ Two click-to-read articles. - From usabadminton.org - http://usabadminton.org/about-usab/history  

Olympic History of Badminton __ List of Olympic Badminton medal winners. - From academics.uww.edu - http://academics.uww.edu/cni/webquest/Fall02/Bad/olympic%20history.htm

SportsKnowHow.com - History of Badminton - Page 1 of 2 __ A good look at the history of the game.  You can access page 2 from here. - From sportsknowhow.com - http://www.sportsknowhow.com/badminton/history/badminton-history.shtml

World Badminton __ Badminton History Badminton Glossary Interesting Badminton Facts Commentary various articles, editorials, etc. ... - illustrated - From worldbadminton.com - http://www.worldbadminton.com/  


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