Four doubles teams were disqualified Wednesday from the London Games after trying to lose matches to receive a more favorable place in the tournament.
The Badminton World Federation punished the eight players after investigating two teams from South Korea and one each from China and Indonesia. South Korea and Indonesia appealed, but China accepted the decision.
Why hate on the players when the tournament is setup in such a way that encourages such behavior? The ultimate goal is to win the gold and that is what these teams are trying to set themselves up for.