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.
The 31-year-old athlete sure has been busy the last couple months from making press rounds and talking about his darker days to having a baby! However, it seems Phelps always had his eye on the prize as he just qualified for the Olympic games for his FIFTH time, making him the FIRST American male swimmer to do so!
The United States Olympic Team took to Twitter to share: