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?In the spirit of the games, everyone is supposed to do their best and play to the best of their ability.Losing on purpose is unethical. Not only does it effect the next set and possibly give an unfair advantage to other teammates (which I do see as cheating), it cheapens the win for the team that ultimatelytakes the majority of points.From a spectator standpoint, I would be furious if I paid the price of the ticket to see the match, only to watch 4 people play in a way no better than most elementary schoolers (no offense to elementary aged badminton players everywhere).In professional sports, taking a fall is considered to be not only against the rules, it can bring about investigations involoving gambling and criminal charges.I think they were lucky that the worst thing that happened was that they were dismissed from the games.LWW
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