Beijing Olympics 2008

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Badminton at the 2008 Summer Olympics

Badminton competitions at the Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics will be held from August 9 to August 17.

Events

5 sets of medals will be awarded in the following events: * Singles Men
* Doubles Men
* Singles Women
* Doubles Women
* Doubles Mixed

Qualifying Criteria

An NOC may enter up to 3 qualified players/pairs in each event. A total of 64 athletes will qualify for each singles event and 16 pairs will qualify for each doubles event.

The main qualifying criteria will be the IBF Ranking List as of May 1, 2008. It will provide a total of 16 pairs in each doubles event and 38 athletes in each singles event, in the following manner:

* Rankings 1-4
o Players/pairs will be taken in turn unless a NOC has already qualified 3 players/pairs.
* Rankings 5-16
o Players/pairs will be taken in turn unless a NOC has already qualified 2 players/pairs.
* Rankings 17+
o Players/pairs will be taken in turn unless a NOC has already qualified 1 player/pair.


Each continent is guaranteed one entry in each event. If this is not satisfied by the entry selection method described above, the highest ranking player/pair will be qualified. If there is no player/pair in the rankings, the winner of the most recently contested Continental Championship will be qualified.

The host nation (People's Republic of China) shall be entitled to enter 2 players in total, but more than 2 players are permitted if they all qualified under qualifying regulations.

There will also be 2 invitational places in each singles event which will be allocated by the IOC Tripartite Commission. For additional qualifying info check the references below.

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