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Fun facts about Badminton

A badminton player can cover more than 2 km in just one match.

Sixteen feathers are used to make a shuttle.

The best shuttles are made from feathers from the left wing of a goose.

Badminton first went to the Olympics at Barcelona in 1992. More than 1.1 billion people watched the five events -- men's and women's singles, men's and women's doubles, and mixed doubles -- on television

Initial versions of the game were known as battledore and shuttlecock. Today's version of the game took its name from Badminton House in Gloucestershire, England home of the Duke of Beaufort

Badminton is the world's fastest racket sport: a shuttle can clock a speed of almost 300 km/hour.

The International Badminton Federation (IBF), headquartered in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, was founded in 1934 with nine members. It now has over 150 members

A shuttlecock weighs between 4.74 and 5.50 grams

The biggest shuttle in the world can be found on the lawns of the Kansas City Museum -- It is 18 feet tall and weighs 2500 kg

Useful links on badminton:

Profiles of famous Indian badminton players

The rules of badminton

Official Website of Badminton Association of India

The world badminton committee

Badminton on Wikipedia