Olympic Badminton Players Disqualified for Trying to Lose

Thursday, August 02, 2012

Eight badminton players from China, Korea, and Indonesia were disqualified from Olympic competition Tuesday evening after they were caught throwing matches

The disqualifications led many to question of what exactly we expect from Olympians, and whether or not we should hold our own athletes at home to the same ethical high ground.

Grant Wahl is a senior writer for Sports Illustrated.


Grant Wahl

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Ellen Frankman

Comments [2]

There has got
To be a better way
To shuttle those cocks!

Aug. 02 2012 03:51 PM
Larry Fisher from Brooklyn, N.Y.

Bad Mutton... I will keep saying bad mutton about this topic. "Badminton Disgraces The Olympics"... It sounds like an Onion Headline...

Olympic Management has to own up to the fact that they screwed up and need to change the way the teams play each other. Olympians are geared to winning medals, which includes playing the strategy. Who can blame a team for not playing their best so that they don't lose the opportunity to win a medal. End of story.

Everybody loses because the Committee stayed stubborn

Aug. 02 2012 10:55 AM

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