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Badminton enthusiasts unite!

Discussion in 'Sports Forum' started by North, Oct 28, 2017.

  1. North

    North New Member

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    It's rare to find people who are interested in badminton as much as I do. I'm bad at sports so I don't exactly play any, but it's one of the sports I enjoy watching. The system is much better and faster compared to one or two decades ago. It's as dynamic as other games with strategy and power involved.

    Anyone paying attention to the BWF French Open 2017, maybe? Which match are you looking forward to?
     
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    I never knew there was a BWF. Where is this televised? North you need to play a game or two of badminton. It's a fun sport and offers great exercise. Seriously. Is this a televised sport? I would love to watch.
     
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    I think I once saw Fox Sports showing the games, but you can also watch the games live on BWF's official YouTube channel during competition time. The French Open had many interesting matches, especially the doubles. You should watch them if you have some free time!

    I certainly feel more motivated to play after watching the games, but I haven't really practiced or anything. I'm not sure where to start. Do you play?
     
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    Hate to say it, but honestly didn't even realize badminton was a televised event other than on something like "The Ocho" (from the Dodgeball movie). I'm not saying it's a bad sport, just one that's way under the radar. I feel like I have to watch it now, so thanks for pointing this out. Are there certain countries where badminton is really popular?
     
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    No problem. Unless it's something that I'm really interested in, I wouldn't know anything either.

    Most badminton players in the world tournaments are from Asian countries (China, South Korea, Japan, Indonesia, India). Only a few are from European countries (Denmark, Spain). The stadiums are usually full of the audience on the weekend (where final rounds are usually held), so I think a large number of the fans are from only from the participating countries.
     
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    I thought I'd heard something about it being big in India before but couldn't be sure. Now I'm much more confident about that. That would make sense for the fans to be from the same locations as the larger players. Sports typically seem to work that way. Thanks for the insight.
     

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