One of the most dynamic Olympic sports, Badminton made its full Olympic debut at Barcelona 1992.
Asian countries now dominate: China, Indonesia and South Korea have won 23 of the 24 gold medals awarded since the sport’s first appearance at the Games.
The Badminton competition takes place from Saturday 28 July to Sunday 5 August.
The competition will see 172 competitors compete for medals in five competitions - men’s Singles, women’s Singles, men’s Doubles, women’s Doubles and Mixed Doubles.
Each country is limited to three athletes in each Singles event and two pairs (four athletes) in each Doubles event, dependent on their position in the world ranking list of 3 May 2012 that determines qualification.
All entries for Badminton will be confirmed following the sport entries deadline on 9 July 2012.