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Your comments on the disqualification of badminton players from Indonesia, Korea and China from the Olympic Games after trying to lose matches to secure more favorable draws in the tournament:
My understanding is that the Chinese team was the first to try the strategy, and the other teams copied that. The officials should have immediately disqualified China and then this nonsense would not have happened.
This is sport, remember, not gambling! Playing is important, as well as you can: Not just winning by hook or crook!
Those who are responsible for the incident are the heads of Indonesia’s, China’s and South Korea’s Olympic teams. I agree with these badminton teams being kicked out of the Olympics.
The Olympics are peace through international sports. China, Indonesia and Korea in badminton being caught manipulating the match by purposefully losing their games is an indication of the presence of “room for improvement” in the Olympic system.
In the spirit of the Olympics, let us all provide input to the Olympics on how to improve and keep on
In the past years the Indonesian men — as well as the ladies — badminton teams used to be champions in all international events. But now this prestigious position has been taken over by China and Korea.
The ambition of the Indonesian team to regain their domination prompted officials to resort to strategies, neglecting the Olympic spirit of sportsmanship.
The fact that other countries applied similar tactics, proves that winning is more important than participating in a fair game. For the Indonesian team the best solution is to return home immediately.