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    Badminton Teams DQ'ed

    Looks like 4 teams were disqualified for intentionally losing matches to earn an easier road to the championship. What do you think, did they really do anything wrong or was it just strategy?



    Olympic badminton teams disqualified for throwing matches - CBS News



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    Re: Badminton Teams DQ'ed

    glad they got sent home. losing on purpose? see ya!



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    Re: Badminton Teams DQ'ed

    its the olympics not high school intramurals




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    Re: Badminton Teams DQ'ed

    Link has video. They aren't even trying. Heck they don't move!

    Badminton players try to throw match



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    Re: Badminton Teams DQ'ed

    Certainly not keeping in line with the spirit of Olympic competition.




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    Re: Badminton Teams DQ'ed

    Quote Originally Posted by 3TrueFans View Post
    Certainly not keeping in line with the spirit of Olympic competition.
    I completely agree and glad they got sent home.

    But...

    At the same time is there actually rule against it? Otherwise can the OC just decide whenever you do something they don't like they can send you home?

    This isn't Nam, there are rules.



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    Re: Badminton Teams DQ'ed

    Meh - no different than a few years back the Yankees losing their last couple of games intentionally to make sure the Rays won the division and thus getting a playoff matchup with the Twins.


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    Re: Badminton Teams DQ'ed

    Strategy, but at least make it look good.



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    Re: Badminton Teams DQ'ed

    Quote Originally Posted by GrindingAway View Post
    I completely agree and glad they got sent home.

    But...

    At the same time is there actually rule against it? Otherwise can the OC just decide whenever you do something they don't like they can send you home?

    This isn't Nam, there are rules.
    Deadspin did an article about how they changed the tournament format in a way that this type of thing could happen. So it's not just the teams' fault, but the Olympics are supposed to be about the best in the world competing, not losing so you can dodge other teams to give yourself a better shot at a medal.




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    Re:Badminton Teams DQ'ed

    That was absolutely pathetic, glad they got sent home. At least put some effort into it and not make it look so obvious



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    Re: Badminton Teams DQ'ed

    Why aren't these matches used to determine seeding so that the top seeds who earned their seed by winning have an easier road to winning it all, just like the NCAA basketball tournament??



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    Re: Badminton Teams DQ'ed

    This is according to the "Olympic Oath" page on Wikipedia:

    The athlete, from the team of the organizing country, holds a corner of the Olympic Flag while reciting the oath :
    In the name of all the competitors I promise that we shall take part in these Olympic Games, respecting and abiding by the rules which govern them, committing ourselves to a sport without doping and without drugs, in the true spirit of sportsmanship, for the glory of sport and the honor of our teams.

    What these athletes did is despicable and does not include "spirit, sportsmanship, and honor." These are the Olympics not Survivor. I don't think it is completely out of line for a lifetime ban from the Olympics.



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    Re: Badminton Teams DQ'ed

    Quote Originally Posted by Daserop View Post
    Link has video. They aren't even trying. Heck they don't move!

    Badminton players try to throw match
    Wow...that's pretty bad. I'd be ****** if I paid to go watch that in person.


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    Re: Badminton Teams DQ'ed

    I think how they tanked was what made it bad for me, not even the tanking itself. Like others have said, pro teams do this all the time during the last week of the season but they at least play the game.



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    Re: Badminton Teams DQ'ed

    It's only pathetic because if they have to do that then they must have not believed they were the best.

    Why is the crowd clapping half way through it? I'm surprised there wasn't booing..

    If Spain got 4th place in their pool in basketball, do you think the U.S. would blow a game so they could play China in the first round instead??? Nope.



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