2016 Rio Games
Rio de Janeiro is set to host the 2016 Summer Olympic Games 5-21 August. Badminton is scheduled to take place 11-20 August in an existing venue, Pavilion 4 of Riocentro (exhibition centre) with a capacity of 6,500 spectators. This is in the Barra competition cluster zone with a range of other spports. The badminton venue is a short bus ride from the Athletes Village.
Badminton will consist of men’s singles (38 players), women’s singles (38 players), men’s doubles (16 pairs), women’s doubles (16 pairs), and mixed doubles (16 pairs).
Qualification System in Detail approved by IOC (4 February 2014)
The BWF ranking list of 5 May 2016 will be used to allocate qualifing places until a total of 38 places in each singles event and 16 places (pairs) in each doubles event including the requirements of Regulations 3.3.1 to 3.3.14. For more information please click on the following link: Olympic qualifying regulations.
Key IOC Documents - Rio 2016 Olympic Games Participation
The following is essential reading.
- List of Technical Officials
Official Website - Rio 2016 Olympic Games
- For more information on the 2016 Olympic Games, click here.