The Badminton World Federation’s (BWF) qualification regulations for Paris 2024 have been approved by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). The Race to Paris Olympic Qualification Period begins in 12 months’ time on 1 May 2023.
Qualification will run until 28 April 2024 with the Race to Paris ranking lists as of 30 April 2024 used to determine the initial list of qualifiers.
The total quota for badminton remains 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 each for men and women.
In each singles discipline, an NOC has a maximum of two quota places if the players are ranked within the top 16 of the Race to Paris rankings on the qualification date. There is a total of 35 quota places, one host country place, and two universality places.
The 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 within the top 250.
In each doubles discipline, an NOC has a maximum of two quota places if both pairs are ranked within 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 within the top 50 on the qualification date.
Considering qualification in all events, no NOC can qualify athletes/pairs in more than two disciplines through the Continental Representation Place system.