Friday, 3 June 2011

Olympic Badminton - Development and Growth

Badminton evolved as a children’s game during 16th century, and by the 17th century, it gained popularity amongst the upper class people of Europe. Badminton was also being played by children in India, and was picked up by British Army officers stationed there in the 1860s. In 1893, the Badminton Association of England was formed, and six years later, the first international badminton championship, the All-England Championship, was held. The worldwide popularity of badminton grew rapidly during the 20th century, with Denmark, the United States of America and Canada becoming devoted followers in the 1930s. The game was also growing in Malaya, Indonesia and Australia. Since then, Asian and South-East Asian countries, particularly China and Indonesia, have dominated the sport
Badminton evolved as Olympic sport in 1992. London 2012 Olympic will see Badminton being contested in Wembley Arena from Saturday 28 July to Sunday 5 August. Badminton fans can get
Olympic Badminton Tickets from Sport Ticket Exchange.

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