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08-01-2012, 07:36 AM
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Match throwing in Badminton

Does not look good for the sport and Olympics.

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Eight female badminton players, including the world champions from China, face a disciplinary hearing Wednesday after being accused of trying to throw matches at the Olympics a day earlier to secure a favorable draw.
http://www.cbc.ca/olympics/badminton...indonesia.html

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The teams got the boot

http://www.thestar.com/sports/london...-their-matches

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All four teams disqualified...good.

Denmark can actually medal now which would be pretty cool.

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Well the main problem is obviously the tournament format, I saw BBC's commentators mentioning this yesterday and saying it(the format) is a complete disaster. BUT, the fact that the format allows such behavior doesn't give the athletes permission to screw the paying audience with such displays. Not to mention the athletes vows for Olympics...

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Well the main problem is obviously the tournament format, I saw BBC's commentators mentioning this yesterday and saying it(the format) is a complete disaster. BUT, the fact that the format allows such behavior doesn't give the athletes permission to screw the paying audience with such displays. Not to mention the athletes vows for Olympics...
Exactly, I'd tell them suck it up buttercup and play properly.

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Well the main problem is obviously the tournament format, I saw BBC's commentators mentioning this yesterday and saying it(the format) is a complete disaster. BUT, the fact that the format allows such behavior doesn't give the athletes permission to screw the paying audience with such displays. Not to mention the athletes vows for Olympics...
Yes, in tennis they make sure that two players from the same country aren't in the same section of the draw. If they did the same in badminton, this whole series of tanked matches probably wouldn't have happened. Really stupid of the second Chinese pair regardless.

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Completely correct decision IMHO. Just because it's not forbidden, doesn't mean it's allowed. That was a crying shame for the sport.

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Shows again to what level China is willing to stoop to in order to quell their perpetual inferiority complex...

It's the Olympic games for Christ's sake.

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Shows again to what level China is willing to stoop to in order to quell their perpetual inferiority complex...

It's the Olympic games for Christ's sake.
oh come on, sweden did the same thing in 2006 hockey just not as blatant

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No problem with giving those teams the boot for this, especially as it sounds like they were utterly blatant in the way they threw the matches, too.

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CTV said that a couple of them are appealing.

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I agree the format should be a knock-out.

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CTV said that a couple of them are appealing.
Not surprising, don't think it will help their cause.

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oh come on, sweden did the same thing in 2006 hockey just not as blatant
Oh, it was blatant. They've done it before (92' Worlds) so Finns at least knew to expect it.

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Shows again to what level China is willing to stoop to in order to quell their perpetual inferiority complex...

It's the Olympic games for Christ's sake.
It was one Chinese team, 2 South Korean teams and one Indonesian team. I don't get the hate for China.

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It was one Chinese team, 2 South Korean teams and one Indonesian team. I don't get the hate for China.
The other teams were tanking for their own benefit. The Chinese team were tanking for the benefit of the second Chinese team, which is far more stupid if equally unsportsmanlike. Not to mention that they initiated it all.

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Good, they deserve to be out of the competition. Watched the thing just now and was expecting it to be bad, but it was far worse. I haven't played badminton since high school gym class, but I could of beat those girls the way they were going. Hope their appeal fails.

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It is good to the IOC come down hard on match fixers regardless of their country.

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It is good to the IOC come down hard on match fixers regardless of their country.
Indeed, especially since it could mean money with regards to medals etc. as many Olympic federations and sponsors pay out bonus' for a medal.

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Badminton federation rejects appeal by disqualified South Koreans; Indonesia withdraws appeal - @AP
http://twitter.com/BreakingNews/stat...85757864558592

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Was the Chinese team that was eliminated, the team that was ranked #1 in the world?

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Was the Chinese team that was eliminated, the team that was ranked #1 in the world?
Yes.

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Lmao, this bumps Canada to the quarter finals, and they play the 3rd place team in group C. They won't win, but it's funny that Canada gets the spot that the Chinese and South Korean teams were 'match-fixing' for.

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The other teams were tanking for their own benefit. The Chinese team were tanking for the benefit of the second Chinese team, which is far more stupid if equally unsportsmanlike. Not to mention that they initiated it all.
That chinese team that tanked was ranked #1. The chinese team they were trying to avoid was ranked #2. They didn't want to play them earlier than they had to. They tanked for their own benefit. IIRC, it's been happening for a while in that sport.

And does it matter if it's tanking for your own benefit or for someone else's? It sounds like that other poster was finding any reason to be mad at the chinese.

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Shows again to what level China is willing to stoop to in order to quell their perpetual inferiority complex...

It's the Olympic games for Christ's sake.
So the chinese are the only people who've ever tried to cheat? Give me a ****ing break.

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