The Chief Operating Officer of the Badminton World Federation, Thomas Lund.
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Olympics badminton: Eight women disqualified from doubles

Eight badminton players have been disqualified from the women's doubles competition after being accused of "not using one's best efforts to win".

Two pairs from South Korea and one each from China and Indonesia made a series of basic errors in Tuesday's matches.

All four pairs were accused of wanting to lose, in an attempt to manipulate the draw for the knockout stage.

Indonesia and South Korea have appealed and a decision is expected before Wednesday's quarter-finals.

The Chief Operating Officer of the Badminton World Federation, Thomas Lund, gave more details in a statement to the media.

  • 16 Jan 2013
  • From the section UK