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Olympics: 4 badminton pairs disqualified

The London Games took an early shuttle to a huge scandal as three women’s doubles badminton matches came under the scanner at the Wembley.A combination of pictures on August 1, 2A combination of pictures on August 1, 2012, shows eight badminton players that were disqualified We… Read MoreA combination of pictures on August 1, 2012, shows eight badminton players that were disqualified Wednesday in a match-fixing scandal at the Olympic badminton tournament in London. (Top Row L-R) South Korea’s Kim Ha Na, Ha Jung-Eun, Kim Min-Jung, Jung Kyung-Eun. (Bottom Row L-R) Indonesia’s Greysia Polii, Meiliana Jauhari and China’s Wang Xiaoli and Yu Yang.Read LessCombo photo of the women’s doubles pair of China’s Wang and Yang, South Korea’s Jung and Kim, Indonesia’s Polii and Jauhari and South Korea’s Ha and Kim during their matches during the London 2012 OlympicsCombination photo made August 1, 2012 shows the women's doubles pair of (clockwise from top left) Ch… Read MoreCombination photo made August 1, 2012 shows the women’s doubles pair of (clockwise from top left) China’s Wang Xiaoli (L) and Yang Yu, South Korea’s Jung Kyung Eun (Top) and Kim Ha Na, Indonesia’s Greysia Polii and Meiliana Jauhari and South Korea’s Ha Jung-eun (L) and Kim Min-jung during their matches during the London 2012 Olympics. The World Badminton Federation charged eight female players with misconduct on August 1, 2012 after four Olympic doubles teams had attempted to “throw” matches to secure a more favourable draw later in the tournament.Read LessOlympics Day 4 – BadmintonLONDON, ENGLAND – JULY 31: Wang Xiaoli (L) and Yang Yu (R) of China shake hands with Ha Na Kim and Kyung Eun Jung of Korea after their Women’s Doubles Badminton during Badminton match on Day 4 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Wembley Arena on July 31, 2012 in London, England.This picture taken on July 31, 2012 showThis picture taken on July 31, 2012 shows Kim Ha Na (L) and Jung Kyung Eun of South Korea playing a … Read MoreThis picture taken on July 31, 2012 shows Kim Ha Na (L) and Jung Kyung Eun of South Korea playing a shot during their women’s doubles badminton match against China’s Wang Xiaoli and Yu Yang at the London 2012 Olympic Games in London on July 31, 2012. Eight players involved in a match-fixing scandal at the Olympic badminton tournament have been disqualified from the Games, a senior source with knowledge of the case told AFP on August 1, 2012. The eight players — four from South Korea, two from Indonesia and two from China — were disqualified following a disciplinary hearing of the Badminton World Federation, the source told.Read LessTournament referee Torsten Berg speaks to players from South Korea and Indonesia during their women’s doubles group play stage Group C badminton match during the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Wembley ArenaTournament referee Torsten Berg (3rd R) speaks to players from South Korea (in blue) and Indonesia (… Read MoreTournament referee Torsten Berg (3rd R) speaks to players from South Korea (in blue) and Indonesia (in red) during their women’s doubles group play stage Group C badminton match during the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Wembley Arena July 31, 2012. The four players from the match are among eight female players charged by the World Badminton Federation with misconduct on Wednesday after four Olympic doubles teams had attempted to “throw” matches to secure a more favourable draw later in the tournament. The players involved in Tuesday’s matches were China’s world champions Wang Xiaoli and Yu Yang, Indonesia’s Greysia Polii (bottom L) and Meiliana Jauhari (bottom R) and two South Korean pairs – Jung Kyung-eun and Kim Ha-na, and Ha Jung-eun (top R) and Kim Min Jung (top L). Picture taken July 31, 2012.Read LessOlympics: 4 badminton pairs disqualifiedChina's Yu Yang, left, and Wang Xiaoli talk at the end of the women's doubles badminton match agains… Read MoreChina’s Yu Yang, left, and Wang Xiaoli talk at the end of the women’s doubles badminton match against Jung Kyun-eun and Kim Ha-na, of South Korea, at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Tuesday, July 31, 2012, in London. World doubles champions Wang and Yu, and their South Korean opponents were booed loudly at the Olympics on Tuesday for appearing to try and lose their group match to earn an easier draw.Read Less

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