. I do understand what you mean - about the uneven number of medals available for different sports. It is not a fair representation to show which country is best at sports (I too have to admit). To my belief, IOC when deciding to admit a sport into their Games, they follow how our World Sporting Federations conduct their events for individuals. Although the medal count is based on country count, the Games is really for individuals, not for country versus country (therefore, for Badminton, the TC, UC and SC, won't be included - same for other sports like the Davis Cup format, ect, ect, ...). Perhaps now, you can understand why our Badminton World Championships won't be held in Olympic years, but our TC and UC events are. As a Badminton fan myself, I too hope that the IOC will include more events/medals for Badminton. But, with just 2 weeks at the Olympics, and with the huge number of participants already involved, I would think that IOC won't include events like our TC, UC and SC. If IOC do include them, our TC and UC will not be held in Olympics years, and the Cups teammates will all be at the Olympic Games. .