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Badminton players disqualified in London Olympics

1 August 2012

LONDON, England -- The London Olympics has been shaken by a possible badminton fixing scandal, the BBC reported.

Eight women pairs players have been disqualified suspected of wishing to lose, the report said.

The suspicion is that the players who hail from South Korea, China and Indonesia wished to influence the pairings in the forthcoming knockout stage, the BBC report said.

The players disputed the accusations, one claiming the moves were designed to conserve energy, the report noted.

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