IOC approves BWF qualification criteria for Paris Olympics

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The International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Monday approved the Badminton World Federation (BWF) qualification regulations for Paris 2024. The Race to Paris Olympic qualification period begins on May 1, 2023.

Qualifying will run until April 28, 2024, with the Race to Paris rankings as of April 30, 2024 used to determine the initial list of qualifiers.

The total quota for badminton remains at 172 places (86 men and 86 women), which includes two host country places and four universality places in addition to the regular quota places of 166.

Each National Olympic Committee (NOC) has a maximum quota of eight places for men and women.

Simple

In each singles discipline, an NOC has a maximum of two places if the players are ranked in the top 16 of the Race to Paris ranking on the date of qualification. There are a total of 35 quota places, one host country place and two universality places.

Universality places will be confirmed by the Tripartite Commission after the end of the qualification period. Each singles discipline must also have at least two athletes from each of the five continental confederations, provided the player is ranked in the top 250.

Double

In each doubles discipline, an NOC has a maximum of two quota places if both pairs are ranked in the top eight on the qualification date. There should be at least one pair from each of the five continental confederations, provided they are ranked in the top 50 on the qualifying date.

Considering qualification in all events, no NOC may qualify athletes/pairs in more than two disciplines through the Continental Representation Place System.

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