Of alllllll the Olympic sports out there, the one we'd think would have the smallest chance of having a controversy would be harmless little badminton.
That's not the case.
Eight female badminton players are to be EXPELLED from the games for trying to lose matches to receive a more favorable draw.
They were found guilty of "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."
Apparently this has become a problem since they switched to qualifying rounds instead of just elimination rounds.
Why are people always looking for a way to cheat??
Check out the press conference (above)!
UPDATE: It would appear that it's official now. NBC tweeted that the International Olympic Committee has officially "laid the smack down" (our words; not theirs) and expelled eight badminton players from the Olympics!
The IOC confirms the expulsion of eight badminton players from China, Indonesia & S. Korea for allegedly throwing matches.
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