• 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.

  • “The Shuttlecock” “The Shuttlecock”

    08 April, 2016

    "The Shuttlecock" - from the painting by Parisian Jean Chardin (1699 - 1779), which was published in the International Badminton Federation (IBF) Handbook for the year 1971 as well as in the Guinness Book of Badminton by Pat Davis. (Coloured picture courtesy of Guinness Book of Badminton by Pat Davis)