Brief History of Badminton
WHAT TO KNOW!
The origin of the sport can be traced to ancient Greece,
China, and India.
Badminton is derived from the word “Poona”, which was first
played in India in the 1860s.
Historians believed that the game Badminton was played in
China over 2000 years ago.
In 1979, the IBF approved, open badminton which opened
international competition to non-professional players.
The Badminton World Federation (BWF, originally the
International Badminton Federation), the world governing body of
the spot, was formed in 1934.
Badminton first appeared in the Olympic Games in 1988. In
1992, it became a full medal Olympic sport, with competition for
men’s and women’s singles (one against one) and doubles (two
against two). Mixed doubles was introduced at the 1996 Games.
At the end of this lesson, you should be able to:
1. To discuss the historical background and development of
2. To identify the terminologies and facilities and equipment
used in Badminton.