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Subject:  Re: Olympics Date:  8/2/2012  3:50 PM
Author:  PSUEngineer Number:  4624 of 5355

So there were 8 badmiten players who were thrown out for not trying to win. So, from stricktly ethical point of view, is this wrong?

If it gives them an easier path to the finals or avoids teammates should they not have that choice?

At the beginning of the Games, the athletes takes the following oath:

In the name of all the competitors I promise that we shall take part in these Olympic Games, respecting and abiding by the rules which govern them, committing ourselves to a sport without doping and without drugs, in the true spirit of sportsmanship, for the glory of sport and the honor of our teams.

The IOC felt that their actions was detrimental to their sport and was not in the true spirit of sportmanship.

So if you agree with the IOC, then violating an oath would be unethical.
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