Opinions differ on badminton scandal

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While the ousting of the players is a foregone conclusion, opinion on the behavior of the 8 badminton players isn't exactly cast in stone yet.

The London 2012 chairman, Lord Coe, has described the players' behavior as "depressing" and "unacceptable". He predicted that the badminton federation would take the apparent match-throwing "really seriously". While his compatriot and former badminton Olympian Andy Goode showed more understanding for the position the players were in. He said the disqualification was the right call, but he also said "that kind" of "tactical play" is nothing new, especially in countries where team ethic is very important.

And others, including Australia's badminton coach, Lasse Bundgaard, are pointing to the way the games were set up as a deciding factor in the scandal.

Sebastian Coe, Chairman of London Olympic Organizing Committee, said, "Depressing. Who wants to sit through something like that?"

Andy Goode, former British Olympian, said, "These players, I feel for them a little bit, because this wasn't their decision; their team has told them to lose these games."

Lasse Bundgaard, Australian badminton coach, said, "It's not good when you create a tournament where the players are put in this situation. If you can win a medal by losing, but not by winning, that's not a good situation to be put in."

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