Badminton 2012-12-12 17:31

History and Introduction of the Sport

The origin of badminton may be the kicking shuttle cock in China. In about the 5th century, B.C., the Chinese had played the kicking shuttle cock; later people changed the kicking to hitting with a bat, and that is the earliest record on badminton which has a history of 2000 years. As time goes by, the game became popular in Japan, India and the ancient Greek. In the 17th century, the game became popular among children and even the royals enjoyed this game and called it “Jeu de Volant”.

Modern badminton was born in Britain, about 1800 years ago, and was developed from tennis. Today’s badminton court is very similar to the court of tennis. In 1870, the ball made of feather and soft-wood and the racket with strings were invented. In 1873, the British Duke Beaufort held a badminton game in the manor in the town of Badminton, Glasgow. From then on, the badminton game begun to thrive, and Badminton becomes the name of the sport with its English writing “Badminton”.

Badminton was once a demonstration event in Munich Olympic Games in 1972, and became a formal competition event in Barcelona Olympic Games in 1992. The competition events included two singles and three doubles, Indonesia, China and Korea are the strongest in this event.

Spectators’ Manners:

1. Be seated 5 minutes before the competition and keep quiet.

2. Stand up when playing the national anthem of the winner’s country in the medal presentation, do not talk, laugh or do something else.

3. Try not to stand up from the seat in the competition, or walk around on the bleachers.

4. Rude, uncivil, hostile, attacking or insulting words that irritate the players are prohibited.

5. Do not set off the firework or cast objects into the court while watching the game.

6. Don’t damage the public property, or do uncivil gestures

7. Don’t use the flashlight when taking photos during the competition.

8. Smoking is prohibited in the gymnasium.

9. The cell phone should be turned off or on vibrate or mute.

Don’t take gong and drum, or other instrument into the court.