World History of Badminton - The sport of badminton has its origins in ancient civilisations in Europe and Asia. The ancient game known as battledore ( Bat and paddle ) and shuttlecock probably originated more than 2000 years ago. In March 1893 the first open tournament was held at Guildford. The first all England championship were held the following year. The International Badminton Federation was formed in 1934. Badminton was introduced as a Commonwealth Games program sport in Kingston, Jamaica in 1966. Badminton is a relatively new Olympic game sport. After being a demonstration sport in Munich in 1972 Badminton become an Olympic sports in Barcelona in 1992.
History of Indian Badminton - History of badminton in India suggests that the modern version of the game was discovered in Pune, Maharashtra.