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Chinese, South Korean Badminton Players Intentionally Lose (Video)

Eight players were disqualified from the badminton competition at the 2012 London Olympics because they intentionally tried to lose games in pool play so they could have a better chance in the knockout rounds and win medals. The seeding in the knockout rounds is determined by the pool play results, and several teams knew going into their final games that a loss could keep them away from a strong opponent in the knockout rounds.