As to why badminton is largely ignored, or even laughed, at in the US, Jiang threw the question right back.
But this Olympics, badminton is making headlines for all the wrong reasons.
Over the last decade, the two countries have engaged in “wrestling diplomacy,” “soccer diplomacy,” even “badminton diplomacy.”
Mr. Punch drinks to his Grace of Beaufort in a cup of badminton.
Croquet, badminton, and other games go on until dinner-time.
The same may be said of badminton, another favorite Lenten game, played somewhat after the manner of tennis.
badminton and volley ball, races and track events, were also useful.
His household at badminton was regulated after the fashion of an earlier generation.
He often left me to pass a week with the Beauforts at badminton, and this never failed to render me completely wretched.
The directions for playing them may be found in Billiards (badminton Library series).
1874, from Badminton House, name of Gloucestershire estate of the Duke of Beaufort, where the game first was played in England, mid-19c., having been picked up by British officers from Indian poona. The place name is Old English Badimyncgtun (972), "estate of (a man called) Baduhelm."