Did Australia participate in badminton in the 2008 Olympics?
Yes. 1) Stuart Gomez - men's singles - was eliminated in the round of 64
2) Ross Smith and Glenn Warfe - men's doubles - were eliminated in the round of 16
3) Erin Carroll - women's singles - was eliminated in the round of 64
4) Tania Luiz and Eugenia Tanaka - women's doubles - were eliminated in the round of 16
204 National Olympic Committees participated in the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Not all of these committees represent a sovereign nation, however. Vatican City and Kosovo were two countries that did not participate, and Brunei (who does have a NOC) also did not participate in the Olympics that year. So in total, 192 countries participated in addition to 12 dependent/autonomous territories. The 2008 Beijing Olympics were the first Olympics that Serbia and Montenegro competed in separately, and…