Badminton Olympic Competition Schedule Announced

The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (Tokyo 2020) today announced the event line-up for each session of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.

The action-packed programme will feature a record 33 sports and 339 events and will run from 24 July until 9 August 2020.

Group play stage of all five badminton events begins on Saturday 25 July.

Badminton also features prominently on “Super Saturday” and “Golden Sunday”, 1 and 2 August, which is expected to attract huge stadium audiences and TV viewers around the world.

A total of 21 medal events will be held on “Super Saturday”, including the men’s badminton doubles gold and bronze medal matches, plus the judo mixed team event, the triathlon mixed team relay and the shooting trap mixed team event, all of which will help make Tokyo 2020 the most gender-balanced Olympic Games in history.

This sporting extravaganza will be followed by 26 medal events on “Golden Sunday”, including the women’s badminton singles gold and bronze medal matches, plus the women’s marathon, the men’s athletics 100m final, men’s and women’s gymnastics events, and the men’s tennis singles final. “Golden Sunday” will also feature the final day of swimming events, with five finals scheduled. Overall it will be an action-packed two days.

From 3 August, the second half of the Games will see 171 medal events, starting on the Monday with the final two badminton medals, the women’s doubles in the day and the men’s singles in the evening session.

The mixed doubles badminton medals will be decided on Friday 31 July.

Saturday 8 August, the day before the Closing Ceremony, will constitute another “Super Saturday”, featuring no fewer than 30 event finals, the largest number on a single day during the Games.

Time to shine for local girl Nozomi Okuhara.

Tokyo 2020 took a holistic approach when compiling the schedule, taking into account the technical rules and regulations of the various International Federations, gender balance, athletes’ experience and wellbeing, the popularity of individual sports in Japan, global TV audiences and operational considerations.

For the full badminton schedule, click here.

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