• Important Problem for next AGM Important Problem for next AGM

    18 August, 2016

    The Editor of World Badminton, H.A.E. Scheele, feels that the I.B.F. Annual Meeting in London in July will be remembered for a long time. With rising interest on who should rightfully represent China, the Federation will have to deal with a motion that is both significant and unprecedented.

  • China and the I.B.F. China and the I.B.F.

    18 August, 2016

    H.A.E. Scheele, Editor of World Badminton, discusses issues that led to China's entry into the game's world governing body, the International Badminton Federation (I.B.F.)

  • From 9 to 166: The Family Grows From 9 to 166: The Family Grows

    17 August, 2016

    The International Badminton Federation came into being in 1934 when Badminton was still widely known as a game played mainly by the British. How it has spread across continents to currently include one hundred and sixty six member countries, is revealed by Torsten Berg.

  • Formation of an International Federation Formation of an International Federation

    17 August, 2016

    An international governing body for badminton was formed just at the right time when the game itself was ready for it and the world was experiencing healthy advancement.

  • Charoen Wattanasin Honoured by King Charoen Wattanasin Honoured by King

    16 August, 2016

    In recognition of his contribution to the game of Badminton, Charoen Wattanasin is honoured by the King of Thailand, this time with the award, Most Exalted Order of the White Elephant.

  • Datuk Punch Gunalan Honoured Datuk Punch Gunalan Honoured

    16 August, 2016

    Datuk Punch Gunalan gets honoured for all his efforts as player, coach, manager and director at local and international levels, in particular, as the architect of the game of Badminton in Malaysia.

  • New Qualifying System New Qualifying System

    11 August, 2016

    The International Badminton Federation (I.B.F.) announces a new World Ranking System for Olympic qualification.

  • Badminton for Everyone Badminton for Everyone

    11 August, 2016

    Badminton finally wins the vote to be a medal sport at the Barcelona Olympic Games in 1992. With that the game achieves the full acceptance by the world's sporting community, and in particular the I.O.C. Badminton is now ready for the US, but before that Americans must fully appreciate and give Badminton the respect it fully deserves.

  • A Badminton  Centenary A Badminton Centenary

    10 August, 2016

    This year, 1977, a Badminton centenary is celebrated for it was some time a hundred years ago in 1877 that the first Laws of the game were actually compiled and put into print.

  • Big Changes at the Top Big Changes at the Top

    09 August, 2016

    The Editor of World Badminton, H.A.E Scheele, reflects on how 1975 will be remembered as a crucial year as Badminton experiences great advancement both in how the game is being conducted as well as the introduction of monetary reward for championship winners.