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Badminton History badminton articles history
A badminton-like game was known in ancient Greece and Egypt - a game called battledore and shuttlecock - in which two players hit a feathered shuttlecock back and forth with tiny rackets. Check out the 800 sports in the Encyclopedia of Every Sport . Well not every sport, as there is a list of unusual sports , extinct sports and newly created sports . How to get on these lists? See What is a sport? The game was played in India during the 18th Century, at which time it was called "Poona" badminton articles history . In the 1860s it was adopted by British Army officers stationed in India. The officers took the game back to England, where it became a success at a party given by the Duke of Beaufort in 1873 at his estate called "Badminton" in Gloucestershire.
A variation of Badminton which has been developed only recently, Speed Badminton or Speedminton , is played without a net, and is gaining popularity, badminton articles 2019 Badminton History badminton articles history
Badminton History badminton articles history