• Kristin Blossoms amid Budding Olympians Kristin Blossoms amid Budding Olympians

    08 December, 2017

    The First World Junior Championships for the Bimantara Cups concludes in spectacular fashion as Indonesia's Kristin Yunita and Sun Jun of China win the top prizes.

  • 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.

  • Why the Name of the Game is Badminton Why the Name of the Game is Badminton

    05 December, 2017

    Richard Eaton examines the origins of the game, in particular the significance of Badminton House in England, that of the Badminton Net and of where and when it first appeared.

  • How Badminton Entered the Olympics How Badminton Entered the Olympics

    12 September, 2017

    The Badminton world will forever remember the date July 28th for it is on this day that the sport took its grand place in the official programme of the 1992 Olympic Games.

  • Badminton’s 21st Century acceleration Badminton’s 21st Century acceleration

    12 September, 2017

    With a new Council set in 2009 under a calm President, Kang Young-Joong, BWF finds a fresh and renewed togetherness for a more stable and positive new era.

  • Athens 2004 Olympic Games Athens 2004 Olympic Games

    12 September, 2017

    While Athens 2004 proves a warm home coming for the Olympic Games, some badminton players discover how overwhelming the charms of this ancient Greek city can be.

  • The History of the All England Championships The History of the All England Championships

    12 September, 2017

    Geoff Hinder takes us way back to the year 1899 when the first Championships were contested. In the early years mainly English and Irish players were involved in the event. First staged at the London Scottish Drill Hall, the first Championships later settled at the Wembley Arena until making its last move to the National Indoor Arena at Birmingham.

  • The Institution of World Championships The Institution of World Championships

    23 February, 2017

    In the International Badminton Federation Handbook for the year 1970, Editor H.A.E. Scheele looks back at the various obstacles that had to be overcome for the successful institution and actual staging of the first World Badminton Championships.

  • Badminton’s First World Championships Badminton’s First World Championships

    25 November, 2016

    Badminton's inaugural World Championships is staged at Malmo in Sweden from the 3rd to 8th of May 1977!