|Karate at the Summer Olympics|
|Events||8 (men: 4; women: 4)|
Olympic karate featured two types of events: Kumite and Kata. Sixty competitors from around the world competed in the Kumite competition, and twenty competed in the Kata competition. Both divisions of the competition were split 50/50 between men and women.
It is governed by the World Karate Federation (WKF).