Thursday, August 02, 2012

Olympics Badminton: 8 Kicked Out For Playing To Lose

Best news from the Olympics. Well done!

From BBC:

  • Olympics badminton: Eight women disqualified from doubles

    Eight badminton players have been disqualified from the women's doubles competition after being accused of "not using one's best efforts to win".

    Two pairs from South Korea and one each from China and Indonesia made a series of basic errors in Tuesday's matches.

    All four pairs were accused of wanting to lose, in an attempt to manipulate the draw for the knockout stage.

    A South Korean appeal was rejected by the Badminton World Federation, while Indonesia withdrew an appeal.

    As well as the "not using best efforts" charge, the players were also accused of "conducting oneself in a manner that is clearly abusive or detrimental to the sport".
It was such a shame to see them playing to lose. Utterly disgusting and disgraceful.

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