Mocked no more badminton finds Pan Am home in Toronto

TORONTO: Badminton may be seen as an oft-mocked pastime to many North Americans, but at this year’s Pan American Games in Toronto, where there are an estimated 20,000 badminton-playing enthusiasts, the sport is right at home. Tickets for the medal games sold out at the start of the year, surprising even those close to the sport, while the preliminary rounds this week drew large, diverse and exuberant crowds. With all

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