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Thu, 02 Aug 2012 11:41:56 GMT | By Purnima Malhotra, India Syndicate
Major controversies in Olympic history

8 shuttlers disqualified for throwing matches: 2012 – London

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The mother of all sporting events, the Olympics have often been a subject of many controversies. Less than a week into the XXXth edition, 8 badminton players have been disqualified after throwing their games deliberately. With this as the cue, we take a look at the major controversies and scandals that rocked the Olympic Games in the past

Not even a week into the 2012 London Olympics, 8 female badminton doubles teams from China, South Korea and Indonesia, havebeen disqualified from the London Games after trying to lose matches to receive a more favorable place in the draw.