Why Badminton is one of the most important sport in the world?... here you have 10_REASONS:
1- The official game of Badminton was born in a stately home in Gloucestershire (England), home of the Duke of Beaufort.
2- Badminton is the Fastest Racket Sport with shuttle clocking speed in excess of 200 mph.
3- The best shuttlecocks are made from the feathers from the left wing of a goose.
4- The International Badminton Federation (IBF) was founded in 1934 with nine members and now has over 150 members. The IBF is now headquartered in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
5- Badminton was introduced into USA in the 1890s and became popular in the 1930s.
6- Badminton is the second most popular sport in the world, after soccer.
7- Badminton is an Olympic Sport played first in the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona.
8- More than 1.1 billion people watched the 1992 Olympic Badminton competition on television.
9- Only 3 countries have won the Thomas Cup since it's inception in 1948: Malaysia, Indonesia and China.
10- Only 4 countries have won the Uber Cup since its inception in 1956: USA, Japan, China and Indonesia.

_Notes and activities: https://docs.google.com/fileview?id=0BxDSxvk8an8VMzhkMjNjMWUtNjc5Mi00M2JhLTg2ZjAtNmYzZjFjMmZhZGU5&hl=es

_Other activities:
(1) Vocabulary: https://docs.google.com/fileview?id=0BxDSxvk8an8VZTIwMTU5MWQtZWE2ZS00MWU1LWJjNmUtYjc5MzlkZjc1NjQw&hl=es
(2) Search word: https://docs.google.com/fileview?id=0BxDSxvk8an8VYTdiNzc3MTMtZTRlOS00YjQ1LWE5NzAtZDRmZGY0ZTkyZmE3&hl=es
(3) Crossword: https://docs.google.com/fileview?id=0BxDSxvk8an8VMDk2MmJjZGYtMTlmYi00Y2ViLTg0ODAtNDU0NTIwMTE2Y2Jm&hl=es
(4) Multiple choice: https://docs.google.com/fileview?id=0BxDSxvk8an8VM2NjODExNTEtMmUyOS00M2E3LWI2NGQtODc1NzIzM2QyYTgx&hl=es