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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.



Madame Tussauds honours badminton great Lee Chong Wei
20 Jan 2020

Hong Kong, China, January 20, 2020: One of Asia’s most famous Olympians, Malaysian badminton player Lee Chong Wei, has been recognised for his outstanding career by Madame Tussauds Hong Kong.

Lee, 37, who retired las.....

Badminton approves use of synthetic feather shuttlecocks
20 Jan 2020

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, January 20, 2020: The Badminton World Federation has approved the use of synthetic feather shuttlecocks at BWF International sanctioned tournaments of all levels from 2021.

Following this deci.....