Revisiting Mary Carillo’s Epic Screed on Badminton Ahead of the Olympics — The Greatest Sports Rant You’ve Probably Never Seen

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It’s Olympic time — which means that for the next few weeks, millions of Americans will breathlessly track the results from sports for which they otherwise wouldn’t care, and might not even know anything about.

One such sport is badminton — a game that few are familiar with save for possibly a few volleys taken in their youth. During CNBC’s coverage of the 2004 Olympics in Athens, Mary Carillo delivered an explainer on the sport that ranks among the greatest sports rants ever delivered, and one that has arguably not gotten as much attention as it has deserved over the years.

Carillo’s screed is something of a slow burn. Watch the first third of the video, which clocks in
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