Badminton has been recognized as the second most popular sport in the world next to soccer. Athletes bat their badminton racquets at a shuttlecock that weighs no more than 5.5 grams, attempting to drive it to their opponent’s court and win a point.

Arctic Winter Games Badminton competition features both male and female singles and doubles, as well as mixed doubles - giving spectators plenty of opportunities to witness the skill that is involved in this widely known sport.

Classes Competing in Badminton during 2010 Arctic Winter Games include:

Junior Male (91 or Later; 19 or younger)

Junior Female (91 or Later; 19 or younger)

Juvenile Male (94 or Later; 16 or younger)

Juvenile Female (94 or Later; 16 or younger)