Wednesday, August 1, 2012

These Badminton Teams Should be Disqualified for Life

Eight women's badminton players have been thrown from the Olympics, and this time, it didn't involve Twitter.  The four teams - one from China, two from South Korea and one from Indonesia - have been dismissed for attempting to throw their matches in order to get a better spot in the next stage of play.

All four teams wanted to get themselves to the bottom half of the standings when the tournament reached the knockout rounds, trying to avoid match-ups with fellow countrywomen.

Attempting to rig the Olympics is one of the most pathetic things I have ever heard in my life.  As if I needed another reason to root against South Korea or China.  One of the worst parts was that these teams subjected the entire audience to a poor excuse for Olympic competition.  Even the crowd knew what was going on, and started to boo and chant against the teams involved.

The only good thing that can come from this is that its one less chance those countries have to get a medal, which could not make me happier.  Be sure to watch the video of it, its absolutely mind-boggling that they thought no one would notice.

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