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Badminton at the 1996 Atlanta Summer Games

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Host City: Atlanta, United States
Date Started: July 24, 1996
Date Finished: August 1, 1996
Events: 5

Participants: 192 (96 men and 96 women) from 37 countries
Youngest Participant: INA  Mia Audina (16 years, 338 days)
Oldest Participant: BUL Diana Koleva-Tsvetanova (36 years, 276 days)
Most Medals (Athlete): KOR Gir Yeong-A (2 medals)
Most Medals (Country): 3 countries with 4 medals


There were several changes to the program and format for 1996. First of all, there was a fifth event added, the mixed doubles. Secondly, in 1992, both losing semi-finalists received bronze medals, but beginning in 1996, and ever since, the semi losers have played a deciding bronze medal match. The tournament continued as a single-elimination tournament with all matches played as best of three games, all games played to 15, except for women’s singles, who played games to 11. Finally, the single-elimination events saw seeded teams advanced directly into the second rounds except in mixed doubles.