• The Story of a Historic Racket The Story of a Historic Racket

    22 January, 2018

    The first ever Badminton racket used in Australia is preserved at Perth in Western Australia

  • Mysteries of the Game - Part 3 Mysteries of the Game - Part 3

    22 January, 2018

    In this third part of his series on Mysteries of the Game, Herbert Scheele of World Badminton views the use of the word "service" to refer to the initial stroke of any rally.

  • Mysteries of the Game - Part 2 Mysteries of the Game - Part 2

    19 January, 2018

    Herbert Scheele, Editor of World Badminton, takes a look at the tournament name "All England" and explains why the world's oldest and most significant event is named as such.

  • Mysteries of the Game - Part 1 Mysteries of the Game - Part 1

    19 January, 2018

    World Badminton Editor, Herbert A.E. Scheele looks at some mysteries of Badminton, the first is the game's widely-used term, "Love-All".

  • Badminton and the Olympic Games - A Critical Letter by W.W. Kethan Badminton and the Olympic Games - A Critical Letter by W.W. Kethan

    05 December, 2017

    A Critical Letter to Lord Killanin by W.W. Kethan, President of the International Softball Federation who feels that Badminton is not the only sport to suffer from the slow rate of progress in the IOC.

  • Badminton and the Olympic Games - Lord Killanin Speaks Badminton and the Olympic Games - Lord Killanin Speaks

    05 December, 2017

    Lord Killanin, the President of the International Olympic Committee, shares his views on the Olympic Games and Badminton's claims that it should be a part of its official programme every four years.

  • Badminton – a Kaleidoscope of Antiquity Badminton – a Kaleidoscope of Antiquity

    09 August, 2016

    Richard Eaton takes us back through the years as he examines the game of Badminton's history as well as its development then on. He takes a look at intriguing forms of the game that appeared throughout the world - as far back as ancient Greece as well as through Asian nations like China, India, Vietnam, Taiwan and Korea.

  • Olympic Progress Olympic Progress

    04 August, 2016

    The application by the International Badminton Federation (I.B.F.) to include Badminton at the 1976 Olympics in Montreal is deferred during a meeting of the International Olympic Committee (I.O.C.) in February 1972.

  • The Olympic Tournament at Munich The Olympic Tournament at Munich

    04 August, 2016

    Seventeen countries gain invitations to participate in the 1972 Munich Olympic Games where Badminton is accepted as a Demonstration Sport.

  • A Link with History A Link with History

    08 June, 2016

    Here is another historical painting, a picture of which was published in the IBF Handbook for the year 1970. This painting which is dated 1813 and can be found in the museum at Eidsvold in Norway, continues to interest badminton fans the world over.