8 Olympic badminton players disqualified for throwing match
Were they really trying to lose?
- Duration 6:14
- Date Aug 1, 2012
Were they really trying to lose?
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-- sort of back in session on the docket today a new scandal at the Olympics.
That bitten players have been disqualified.
Accused of intentionally throwing their games.
The badminton world federation taking four female doubles teams out of the running entirely for the medals.
After last night's match saying the players including two teams from south -- South Korea and one -- each from China and Indonesia.
Were purposely losing the early stages.
In the hopes of earning an easier match up.
In the knockout round and now the -- teams in -- from South Korea have objected.
Joining me now -- -- dollar was -- Fox News legal analyst and -- billboard with a former prosecutor now defense attorney.
So apparently we're just getting it is in that there's been a ruling against the appeal.
So be the Olympic Committee is saying.
Bits for the people in the fifth to December 30 after -- Datsyuk that we're sitting about a decision you intentionally blew it.
A year it's what you have this -- -- what is the evidence that they intentionally screw it up as opposed to just didn't play very well.
Apparently they -- so badly negative but.
Oh they're good enough cock cop okay and -- they it was so hot is it they were trying to below with the game they weren't as early this girl tech is second in on the top doing what the motion you just did that yeah well I think that the -- And so you know these are -- if -- and players now are right.
They don't need to make an Olympic sport -- everything but to me that's of the best you can tell they're not.
Really on their game that's how they got caught and so bid.
Is there any defense did this -- there I mean how can you rule that.
That they had at least -- as opposed to accident at least.
I I don't know why -- how you judge except.
By using common sense why -- jobs than any reasonable to me.
The best players in the world and an -- to be making such horrific plays on the lack of effort.
That lack of running to drove good try to go make a shot but -- the format that set up here.
It's very several other Major League Baseball and the National Basketball Association.
Where you know the worst team plays the best team in the second workplaces second best and sometimes.
-- in a team matches up better against someone may be rated higher alone.
-- wait wait -- so for those of us who aren't as quick as you are so if you if -- if you ever really good team and it really stinky tea.
Which what was the wanna throw -- threw the match -- really good team.
I believe the really and this this situation the really good team through the match so that it would change who they were gonna play in the next round.
Which would about match up that they were more likely to win.
Then the matchup had they won they -- gonna play a different team I have again that happens and regularly sports.
So now that -- Johnson now are just of the ladies who allegedly the room with a matches out of the Olympics or are there the entire badminton teams or.
South Korea China and Indonesia out I don't think they're gonna throw -- throughout the entire team they know they asked the.
You know the -- Badminton world federation is really really upset about that it's not like the Olympics the I -- -- -- thrown out it's the badminton federation that through the -- so I think they're going to allow them to.
The other teams to play but they got to play the right way this is sending one at the but that's it right but here's -- here's what.
Here's the problem I have -- it out Arthur it and that is that at according to the reports.
This is not -- a wholly unanticipated.
Strategy it actually apparently happens all the -- not just in bad bitten but in badminton.
And they say that this is that a persistent problems.
And so Howell you know it's it's spent allow it it happens all the -- been allowed in -- been thrown out and goes to -- that they're gonna get personalized appeal.
Expert doing -- and -- I was trying to say before.
If this happens in American sports on a somewhat regular basis that it's just what you should -- How do you prove that the New York -- basketball team intentionally lost that game so that in the playoffs they face off against.
The Cleveland Cavaliers -- the balls on the Miami Heat.
He insists it's so hard he thinks that's what he's what we did the -- -- -- it was so blatant.
That I mean it's one thing if you miss a shot -- -- of the whole game you're kind of just laying.
I read -- what report I think it's that they only connected with the with a little shuttle cock.
Or time watch you language pizza I -- don't under the same epithet.
I like more time than all match in the in the federation Donna determined that they were trying to -- and into the net and trying to hit.
Shots out of bounds but you tell me if if these ladies call you and say help me out.
Don't you say look you gotta go -- course of conduct and this is that a persistent course of conduct in badminton.
And -- have to be some notice to be offending parties that what they're gonna do as a strategy is not acceptable.
That's that's an excellent point and they did get a hearing on -- where they had an opportunity to put forth their defense and your defense is basically it it -- strategy it's not cheating -- bet allowed to do -- -- war but apparently I mean they had a hearing and the ruling was not only can you -- I was.
-- -- is -- thing is it still improper illegal whatever.
Other -- -- turning their heads and now they decided to enforce it is it fair no but is it right it it probably -- what it did did.
What it was upheld.
I haven't added there is anybody besides -- getting a little sick of -- cheating at -- yeah it's horrible right.
I mean what drugs alleged drugs.
Dope being intentionally throwing matches.
To get on the cover the Wheaties box really I mean think about it because they're not getting paid so it's for the endorsements that come after the glory I mean and I guess.
Well and -- case I'm gonna send -- the medal -- that we beat America.
-- -- -- and if you ever -- -- see your family again -- won't come back with anything less than gold.
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