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China's head badminton coach apologizes for badminton scandal

08-02-2012 08:56 BJT Special Report:2012 London Olympic Games |

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China's head badminton coach, Li Yongbo, has apologized for a badminton scandal in which two of his players have been disqualified.

Li says he owes Chinese badminton fans and TV audiences an apology. He says the Chinese players failed to demonstrate the fine tradition and fighting spirit of the national team.

The Chinese Olympic delegation has said in a statement that they fully respect the BWF's decisions, and the behavior of Yu Yang and Wang Xiao violated the principles of the Olympic Movement and went against the spirit of fair play.

Badminton players disqualified for match-throwing     (Total Votes:Loading
1.Did the Chinese women's pair(Wang Xiaoli and Yu Yang) lose the Olympic badminton match to South Korea deliberately?
Yes
No
Hard to say
2.The eight badminton players have been disqualified from the women's doubles by BWF, what do you think?
BWF made the right decision
Against the competition regulation
I know they were wrong but I will continue supporting our Chinese team unconditionally.
I think they are innocent.
I don't know
3.If you were the coach of the Chinese badminton women's pair, what's your tactics?
Using your best efforts to win the match
Tactical rest
I don't know
4.Who suffers the most damage?
Olympic spirit
The audience
Badminton players
Badminton itself

The players have been charged with "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."

The Badminton World Federation has disqualified 8 women's doubles players for trying to throw Tuesday's matches in an attempt to manipulate the draw for the knockout stage.

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Editor:Zhang Jianfeng |Source: CCTV.com

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