• China wins the Thomas Cup at First Attempt China wins the Thomas Cup at First Attempt

    08 January, 2018

    In his report on the 1982 Thomas Cup in London which for the first time was held outside Asia, Craig Reedie reveals how China claimed a narrow, but famous, win at its very first appearance in the biennial competition.

  • Svend Pri wins All-England Title Svend Pri wins All-England Title

    20 December, 2017

    Rudy Hartono is dethroned after seven years.

  • Rudy Hartono - A Legend Rudy Hartono - A Legend

    20 December, 2017

    An interesting interview by Frits Ahlstrom with Indonesia's Rudy Hartono who was born in a Badminton-crazy nation and went on to dominate the game the world over.

  • Badminton’s First World Rankings! Badminton’s First World Rankings!

    19 December, 2017

    The International Badminton Federation introduces the World Ranking System in which Indonesia's Liem Swie King and Gillian Gilks of England are the top ranked players.

  • How His Playing Contemporaries Remember Sir George How His Playing Contemporaries Remember Sir George

    19 December, 2017

    In remembrance of Sir George Thomas, Canadian, English, Irish and Scottish contemporaries in the game write fondly about him.

  • Chinese “Hurricane” Chinese “Hurricane”

    19 December, 2017

    One week before Christmas in 1979 the world of Badminton receives a shock as Indonesian Badminton invincibility is smashed by the force of a Chinese "hurricane".

  • Some Impressions of the Chinese Some Impressions of the Chinese

    19 December, 2017

    A party comprising ten players - six men and four ladies, and five officials from China make their first ever playing trip out of their homeland and provide the entire world a glimpse of their brand of Badminton talent.

  • The Award which took 25 Years The Award which took 25 Years

    11 December, 2017

    Puzant Kassabian of Bulgaria discovers that for his long and significant association with Badminton, in particular the World Championships since its inception in Malmo in 1977, he finally wins the honours he so well deserves... 25 years later!

  • 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.