London 2012 Badminton: 8 Players Disqualified

Players from China, South Korea and Indonesia accused of throwing matches.
3:00 | 08/01/12

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EIGHT ELITE ATHLETES WHO WERE DELIBERATELY LOSING THEIR MATCHES. WHY? ABC'S BILL WEIR LEADS OUR COVERAGE AGAIN TONIGHT ON THE SCANDAL AND THE CELEBRATION. Reporter: MISSY FRANKLIN ADDS TO HER STOCKPILE TONIGHT AS THEY BEAT THE AUSSIES BY MORE THAN TWO FULL SECONDS. IN THE GYM, DANELL LEYVA NEEDED HIS BEST PERFORMANCE TO MEDAL. IT WORKED. HE STUCK THE DISMOUNT, LET OUT A HOWL AND REJOICED HIS BRONZE MEDAL WITH GOLDEN JOY. WHILE GREAT BRITAIN BROKE THEIR GOLD MEDAL DROUGHT WITH WINS IN ROWING AND CYCLING TODAY, LONDON IS ALSO BUZZING ABOUT BADMINTON AND THE EIGHT PLAYERS EXPELLED FROM THE GAMES, NOT FOR DOPING, BUT FOR LOSING, ON PURPOSE, IN ORDER TO AVOID STRONGER TEAMS IN THE NEXT ROUND. THIS IS THE WAY ELITE BADMINTON USUALLY LOOKS. BUT THIS IS THE WAY AMERICA'S AFTER RIVAL, THE TOP SEEDS PLAY, DELIBERATELY SERVING INTO THE NET, AGAIN AND AGAIN -- EIGHT TIMES. DESPITE A CHORUS OF BOOS AND A WARNING FROM OFFICIALS. THEN WATCH THIS, CHINA LETS IT DROP. AN INDONESIAN TEAM FOLLOWED SUIT. A SOUTH KOREAN COACH ADMITTED THE CHINESE STARTED THIS, SO WE DID THE SAME. THIS IS NOT BACKYARD BAT MITTON. THE SHUTTLE DOCK CAN TRAVEL OVER 200 MILES AN HOUR, 50 MILES AN HOUR FASTER THAN ANDY RODDICK'S SERVE. IN BRITAIN, EVERY TOWN HAS A CLUCK WHERE DEVOTION IS SECOND TO SOCCER. VERY UNSPORTSMAN LIKE. IT WOULD NEVER HAPPEN? BUT SHE CAN TEACH A CLUMSY AMERICAN IN COX TO RESPECT THIS GAME. AGAINST A PRO, THE BIRDIE IS A BLUR. AS FOR THE CHINESE, SOUTH KOREAN, AND INDONESIAN TEAMS, THEY COULD FACE SANCTION. SOUTH KOREA'S APPEAL WAS REJECTED TODAY. AS FOR THE FANS WHO PAID GOOD MONEY, THE IOC IS CONSIDERING GIVING THEM REFUNDS.

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