London: The IOC demanded a probe into the coaches of eight disqualified players, dashing world badminton's hopes of drawing a line under a match-throwing scandal that has damaged the sport's credibility at the London Games.
The Badminton World Federation (BWF) also said it would review video of all round-robin matches at the Olympic tournament, after competing teams slammed the format as ripe for manipulation.
The investigations overshadowed spirited competition on Day Six at Wembley Arena, with players contesting furiously to qualify for the medal rounds.
The International Olympic Committee asked China, South Korea and Indonesia's national delegations to probe the entourages of the four women's doubles pairs who, in farcical scenes on Tuesday, tried to lose their matches to secure an easier run through the knockout rounds....more
09:51 AM, Aug 03, 2012
London: World badminton apologised on Wednesday for a scandal that has sullied the sport's reputation at the London Olympics and resulted in eight women being disqualified from the tournament. The expulsion of four women's doubles pairs sent shockwaves through the tournament, removing China's top-seeded duo and other doubles pairs from the South Korean and Indonesian teams. "I'm very, very sorry this has happened for both the players and for the...
09:40 AM, Aug 02, 2012