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8 badminton players disqualified from Olympics for trying to lose

Wednesday, August 01, 2012 | 8:40 AM    

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LONDON, England - Indonesian Olympic team leader Erick Thohir says eight female badminton players have been disqualified from the Olympics doubles competition for unsporting conduct after trying to lose matches in order to receive a more favourable placing in the playoffs.

Thohir tells The Associated Press on Wednesday that the Indonesian team will appeal.

The Badminton World Federation investigated the doubles players from China, South Korea and Indonesia, finding them 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" in matches Tuesday night.

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