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Badminton

Badminton is a sport played with a racket and a shuttlecock (a feathered target in replacement of a ball).

It can be played in singles (2 people) or doubles (4 people).

It is played on a rectangular court that is divided by a net.

Players score points by hitting the shuttlecock with the racket so it hits the floor over the net on the opponents' half of the court.

The shuttlecock may only be struck once by each side before it passes over the net.

The player or team with the most points wins. Badminton was incorporated into the Asian Games in 1962.

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Badminton great Lee announces retirement
13 Jun 2019

Putrajaya, Malaysia, June 13, 2019: Malaysian badminton great Lee Chong Wei is retiring from the sport after a 19-year career, he announced on Thursday, June 13, reports Channel News Asia.

"My decision to retire.....

Korean Bang inducted into badminton Hall of Fame
27 May 2019

Nanning, China, May 27, 2019: Former Olympic gold medallist Bang Soo-hyun of Korea has been inducted into the Badminton World Federation Hall of Fame.

The award was presented at a gala dinner during the Badminton Wor.....

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