Olympic badminton: Eight players disqualified for fixing

Updated: Aug 01, 2012, 18:08 PM IST

London: Eight shuttlers, charged with throwing away badminton matches at the Olympics, were Wednesday disqualified from the Games.

A source told Xinhua that the players have been disqualified for "not using one`s best efforts to win a match".

"The pairs 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 (BWF) said earlier in a statement.

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