Wednesday, 1 August 2012

Olympic Update: 8 Disqualified Over Badminton Match Fixing Scandal

South Korea's Kim Ha Na, Ha Jung-Eun, Kim Min-Jung, Jung Kyung-Eun. (Bottom Row L-R) Indonesia's Greysia Polii, Meiliana Jauhari and China's Wang Xiaoli and Yu Yang.
Disqualified Players
Ok, the only thing I recall about Badminton is that I always thought it was a lawn tennis wannabe in my PE class in secondary school, and the shuttle-cock which is the equivalent to a tennis ball...I never really got it, so permit me for being shocked to know that people want a medal this bad to actually go fixing a Badminton game! #JustSaying
Eight players involved in a match-fixing scandal at the Olympic badminton tournament have been disqualified, the Badminton World Federation (BWF) confirmed on Wednesday.
But the eight players — four from South Korea, two from Indonesia and two from China — are appealing the decision, the body said, confirming an earlier AFP report.
The BWF will hold a press conference later in the day, to answer questions both about the scandal – one of which may be whether the athletes will lose their right to compete in the 2016 Olympics in Rio – and the outcome of the appeal hearing.
Culled from The Vanguard
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