Badminton at the 2020 Tokyo Games will comprise five medal events:
- Men’s Singles
- Women’s Singles
- Men’s Doubles
- Women’s Doubles
- Mixed Doubles
In singles, competition begins with a round-robin phase from which 16 players advance to an elimination round culminating with bronze- and gold-medal finals. Doubles follows a similar format, just with a smaller field (approx. 16 teams per).
Tokyo will mark the eighth Olympic appearance for badminton since the sport’s debut in 1992. Asian countries have dominated, with China comfortably atop the all-time medal standings (41 total, 18 gold). Only two non-Asian competitors have captured Olympic gold in badminton: Spain’s Carolina Marin in women’s singles (2016) and Denmark’s Paul Hoyer-Larsen in men’s singles (1996).