What sport suffered eight disqualifications due to poor sportsmanship in the 2012 Olympics?
LONDON — Eight female badminton doubles players were disqualified Wednesday from the London Olympics after trying to lose matches to receive a more favorable place in the tournament. The Badminton World Federation announced its ruling after investigating two teams from South Korea and one each from China and Indonesia.
Why was Polli disqualified?
“After the Olympic tragedy I almost gave up badminton,” she told Reuters in an interview on Sunday. Badminton’s world governing body disqualified the players for: “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.”
Who won the gold medal in men’s discus throw in London Olympics 2012?
The event was held at the Olympic Stadium on 6–7 August. Forty-one athletes from 24 nations competed. The event was won by Robert Harting of Germany, the nation’s first victory in the men’s discus throw since 1996 and second overall (not counting those won by East and West Germany).
Is China cheating in Olympic?
More recently, three Chinese weightlifters have been stripped of their gold Olympic medals for doping at the 2008 Summer Olympics. China’s doping has been attributed to a number of factors, such as the exchange of culture and technology with foreign countries….Medals by Summer Games.
Is China good at badminton?
China is by far the best country in the world at badminton. There are some other countries that have elite badminton programs such as Indonesia, South Korea, and Malaysia. However, China’s program is the most dominant badminton program in the world.
Why was Indonesia banned from the Olympics?
Indonesia first participated at the Olympic Games in 1952 and has sent athletes to compete in every Summer Olympic Games since then, except for 1964, due to controversy around the Games of the New Emerging Forces, and 1980, when they participated in the U.S.-led boycott of the 1980 Summer Olympics.