Template talk:Olympic Games Badminton

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Restored to Olympic events only[edit]

This template is part of Wikipedia:WikiProject Sports Olympics/Templates, and there is a common format used for these templates. They are intended to be used for Olympic events only, with a consistent color scheme, etc. Therefore, I have created a second template with the IBF event contents ({{International badminton}}) and that can be used as appropriate. Andrwsc 18:55, 24 July 2006 (UTC)

Demonstration vs. Exhibition[edit]

I noticed on the template that the 1972 Olympic appearance is referred to as a demonstration. The term traditionally used when referring to sports and events that are organized by an OCOG, but are not awarded official medals. However, the 1988 appearance is listed as an exhibition. I have never seen that terminology used anywhere related to non-official Olympic sports. Does anyone know of any official sources that can confirm the use of the work exhibition? Otherwise, the template should be changed to show demonstration for both 1972 and 1988.--SargentIV (talk) 20:51, 20 April 2011 (UTC)

According to the 1988 Official Report (section 11.26), Four sports, namely table tennis, taekwondo, badminton and bowling, were newly added to the Olympic schedule for the first time in Seoul. Table tennis was an official sport, taekwondo was a demonstration sport, and badminton and bowling were exhibition sports. ... Olympic demonstration sports are eligible for the same status of the conduct of competitions as official sports, but the IOC is required to decide on whether competition schedules should be included in the official Games schedule. Exhibition sports are staged in ways much the same as demonstration sports, but their schedules are not added to the official Olympic schedule. For this reason, the adoption of an exhibition sport does not require the approval of the IOC. All the SLOOC was required to do was determine the exhibition sport and to report the decision to the IOC.Andrwsc (talk · contribs) 22:10, 20 April 2011 (UTC)
Thank you Andrwsc for the explanation. --SargentIV (talk) 01:07, 22 April 2011 (UTC)