RioOlympics 2016: Badminton Explained

The badminton tournaments at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro are scheduled to take place from August 11 to August 20 at the fourth pavilion of Riocentro. This animation illustrates the rules and techniques of badminton, including court dimensions, equipment, the service rules, and common shots.

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The Olympic badminton competition will see 172 competitors battle it out in five events: men’s singles, women’s singles, men’s doubles, women’s doubles and mixed doubles.

In all the doubles tournaments, the Badminton World Federation has instituted several changes to the competition rules after the match fixing scandal from the previous Olympics. The Games will make use of about 8,400 shuttlecocks.

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