ST LOUIS (LALATE) – A Badminton match-fixing scandal has erupted at the Olympics 2012. Eight players were disqualified for match-fixing badminton games at the London Olympics 2012 Games, but their respective counties have already noticed appeals. The players’ names are Yu Yang and Wang Xiaoli (China), Ha Jung-Eun and Kim Min-Jung (South Korea), Jung Kyung-Eun and Kim Ha-Na (South Korea), and Meiliana Jauhari and Greysia Polii (Indonesia).
Officials moments ago told news that four teams intentionally tried to lose matches on Tuesday night so that they would get a better standing in the draw for the next round. BWF ruled that the four teams were “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”.
The teams, according to spectators at the matches, were clearly messing up shots on purpose to lose each match. London Olympics chairman Sebastian Coe denounced the conduct calling “depressing” and “unacceptable”. Cole added “Who wants to sit through something like that?”
Officials confirm to news that the matches occurred last night. The players are eight females, competing in doubles matches. They are from two South Korean teams, one team from China, and one from Indonesia. Indonesia and South Korea have told news that appeals are, or will be, in place by the end of the day.
The IOC tells news that the eight women are not expelled from the Olympics but simply disqualified.