Badminton at the Olympic Games

Badminton was first held as a demonstration sport at the 1972 Summer Olympics. In 1988 it again appeared at the Olympics as an exhibition sport.

Badminton premiered as a full-medal Olympic sport at the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona, Spain, and has continued as a full-medal sport since then. There are tournaments for men and women, singles and doubles. A Mixed Doubles event was added to the Olympic Games for the first time in Atlanta in 1996.

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badminton gameBadminton was first held as a demonstration sport at the 1972 Summer Olympics.

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