There was no single individual who created badminton. The game’s origins can be traced back to ancient games like battledore and shuttlecock. The modern sport, known as “poon,” was created in India. In the middle of the 19th century, it was returned to England by British soldiers stationed there.

The Duke of Beaufort held Badminton House in Gloucestershire, which bears the name of the tournament. Even if residents of Badminton House did participate in the activity, it is unclear how the name “badminton” came to be associated with it. In 1934, the International Badminton Federation was established. 1992 saw the game’s inclusion as an Olympic sport.

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