Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Say It Ain't So, Kim! You Too, Yu!

Still another reason why I love the Olympics: BBC Worldwide has just informed me that a "controversy" (accent on "tro" please) has broken out in women's doubles badminton. Apparently, for reasons having to do with how badminton organizes its Olympic tournament, teams from South Korea and China BOTH attempted to dump their match this afternoon.

They were warned by the referee, indicating this was not a first in badminton history, and Korea eventually either won or lost at losing. And I can't help wondering how much money was lost in two societies which are both intensely nationalistic and chock-full of compulsive gamblers.


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