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8 Badminton Players Expelled From Olympic Doubles

Indonesia’s Olympic team leader says eight female badminton doubles players have been disqualified from the London Games after trying to lose matches to receive a more favorable place in the field.

Jung Kyung Eun and Kim Ha Na of Republic of Korea compete against Valeria Sorokina and Nina Vislova of Russia during their Women's Doubles Badminton match
Jung Kyung Eun and Kim Ha Na of Republic of Korea compete against Valeria Sorokina and Nina Vislova of Russia during their Women's Doubles Badminton match (Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Erick Thohir tells The Associated Press on Wednesday that the Indonesian team will appeal.

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The Badminton World Federation investigated two teams from South Korea and one each from China and Indonesia. It accused them of “not using one’s best efforts to win a match” and “conducting oneself in a manner that is clearly abusive or detrimental to the sport” in matches Tuesday night.

Hearings on the accusations against Olympic badminton players are going on at this hour in a hotel near the Wembley Arena badminton venue.

 

 

 

 

 

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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