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mk  ·  3363 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What is wrong with losing strategically to put yourself in a better position to win a gold?
After learning a bit more, I'm not sure where I sit on this. From what I understand, these Chinese players were trying not to play against the other Chinese team in order to increase the chance of China winning more medals. That is pretty bad.

A real problem is that these players could have thrown the match while looking like they were trying, and IMO that wouldn't have been any better. How would you ever know that a team wasn't underplaying? In that sense, there is a problem with the setup.

An easy solution would be to have a limit of only one team per country.