Olympic badminton players disqualified for deliberate poor play

| August 2nd, 2012

The following is a guest post by Lisa Xu via The Hopewell Journal

Eight badminton players have been disqualified from the women’s doubles competition at the London Olympic Games for deliberately playing poorly in Tuesday’s matches.

Two pairs from South Korea, and one each from Indonesia and China, including World Champions and top seeds Yu Yang and Wang Xiaoli from China, were accused of “not using best efforts” in an attempt to manipulate the draw for the knockout stage.

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