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Badminton Scandal

Badminton and the Science of Rule Making

Jason Hartline | Posted 10.13.2012 | Science
Jason Hartline

On July 31 badminton fans were dealt an Olympic injustice, watching in disbelief as athletes deliberately served into the net and hit wayward shots in an attempt to lose a match. The gravest injustice, however, took place well before the games began.

Was It Unfair to Punish the Badminton Players So Severely in the 2012 Olympics?

Quora | Posted 10.06.2012 | Sports

This question originally appeared on Quora. By Sumi Kim, Olympics fan Yes, it was.The Olympic Spirit that Samuel Gilleran refers to is widely left...

'It's Me To Blame'

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 10.01.2012 | Sports

-- The coach of the Chinese badminton players who were disqualified for throwing a game says he is to blame. "As the head coach, I owe the fans an...

Kicked Out.. For Trying To Lose?

AP | ROB HARRIS | Posted 10.01.2012 | Sports

LONDON — Eight badminton players at the London Olympics were kicked out of competition Wednesday for trying to lose – a display that drew ...