Jump to content

Welcome to canucks.com Vancouver Canucks homepage

Photo
- - - - -

Olympics; Doubles Troubles


This topic has been archived. This means that you cannot reply to this topic.
16 replies to this topic

#1 Argon

Argon

    Canucks Rookie

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,744 posts
  • Joined: 29-May 11

Posted 31 July 2012 - 10:37 PM

had to make the pun :bigblush:
http://sport.uk.msn....48f26d2&_nwpt=1

The Olympic women’s doubles badminton at Wembley Arena degenerated into disgrace as teams appeared to deliberately throw away points.

Posted Image

Yu Yang and Wang Xiaoli of China, ranked No 1, and Jung Kyung-eun and Kim Ha-na of South Korea, seeded 8, put on a display that would have disappointed a primary school PE teacher.

At one stage 21 points passed without a single rally over three shots. Not content with being unable to keep points going, the players then descended another notch. Eight serves went out or into the net, leaving a frustrated crowd booing and crying “Off, off, off”.

The officials intervened but the standard didn’t improve.

Both pairs had already qualified for the knockout stages and the losers in the match would avoid playing China’s highly-rated second pair until the final of the competition.

For the record, Korea 'won' 2-0.

"Actually these opponents really were strong. This is the first time we've played them and tomorrow it's the knockout rounds, so we've already qualified and we wanted to have more energy for the knockout rounds," Yu told Reuters.

"Really, it's not necessary to go out hard again when the knockout rounds are tomorrow."

It was a game made for empty seats, but unfortunately the Arena seemed to be the only venue where the corporates bothered to turn up.
They’ll be regretting that now.



http://www.torontosu...badminton-chaos

Posted Image

LONDON - The London Olympics badminton tournament descended into chaos on Tuesday as opposing players in two women's doubles matches attempted to throw their final preliminary round matches to secure a more favorable draw in the knockout rounds.

Spectators at the Wembley Arena shouted abuse and jeered at players from China, South Korea and Indonesia when they deliberately sprayed shots and duffed serves into the net to concede points in attempts to lose on purpose.

Forced to act on the matter, the Badminton World Federation (BWF) launched a probe as the whole tournament was plunged into turmoil.

"We will have a real discussion tonight to see what has happened," Paisan Rangsikitpho, a technical delegate at the tournament, told Reuters at Wembley Arena.

"If it's true what I hear, this is a shame and I don't like it. And I'm not going to accept anything that I don't like at all. It's not in a good spirit.

"It is (embarrassing) at the Games. I apologize to the public, I apologize for everyone and I am not happy. If we have to stay up all night, we will have a serious meeting."

South Korea head coach Sung Han-kook admitted two of his pairings had attempted to throw their matches against China's world champion duo and an Indonesian team, but said it was in retaliation against the Chinese team who instigated the farce.

He said they had deliberately tried to throw the first of the tainted matches to ensure their leading duo of Yu Yang and Wang Xiaoli would be sure not to meet China's number two pair until the gold medal decider.

"The Chinese started this. They did it first," Sung told reporters through an interpreter. "It's a complicated thing with the draws. They didn't want to meet each other in the semi-final.
"So we did the same. We didn't want to play the South Korean team again (in the knockout)," he said.
As it panned out, China's Yu and Wang ended up losing to South Korea's Jung Kyung-eun and Kim Ha-na 21-14 21-11 after a tournament referee warned both teams that they could be disqualified.
The first game's longest rally was four shots.

CONSERVING STRENGTH

Players were jeered as they left the arena, with the result putting Yu and Wang on the other side of the draw of their Chinese opponents.

China's long-serving head coach Li Yongbo denied anything was amiss when cornered by Reuters at the venue. "This is nothing. It was justa game," said Li with a chuckle as he walked off, declining to comment further.

Yu, who won doubles gold at the Beijing Games with partner Du Jing, claimed she and her team mate had eased off to conserve their strength for the knockout rounds.

"Actually these opponents really were strong. This is the first time we've played them and tomorrow it's the knockout rounds, so we've already qualified and we wanted to have more energy for the knockout rounds," she told Reuters.

"Really, it's not necessary to go out hard again when the knockout rounds are tomorrow."
Boos again rang out from the crowd later in the evening session as the match between South Korean pair of Ha Jung-eun and Kim Min-jing and Indonesian pair Greysia Polii and Meiliana Jauhari repeated the same farcical scenario.

With spectators yelling "get off", another tournament referee emerged and waved a black card, indicating both teams were disqualified, prompting a roar of approval from the stands.

However, the referee rescinded the decision moments later after coaches from both teams implored the contest to be allowed to continue, and South Korea's Ha and Kim ended up as reluctant winners in three sets over the Indonesians.

The BBC quoted an IOC spokesman as saying: "The federation has a huge experience in refereeing their sport and we have every confidence that they will deal with the issue appropriately and take any necessary measures."

Players and coaches of other teams expressed disdain and laid the blame on the Chinese camp.
"It's because of those Chinese...," a Taiwan team coach who declined to be identified told Reuters.

BIG SHAME

Bulgarian singles player Alesia Zaitsave said China regularly manipulated results to avoid playing each other.

"They did so many times last year, they did not play between each other like 20 matches. They do what they want."

Germany men's singles player Marc Zwiebler said the South Korean team had manipulated their matches in the 2008 Thomas Cup in which national teams compete.

"Against England, they wanted to get second in their group, so all the doubles players played singles and the singles players played doubles and they were just laughing on the court and let England win," Zwiebler said.

"So England finished top of the group and had to play a stronger team."

China's head coach Li told one of his women's singles players to throw her semi-final match at the Athens Games to allow her team mate Zhang Ning to be fresher for the final against Dutchwoman Mia Audina. Zhang duly won the gold.

"If it was the case they wanted to purposefully lose, then it's a big shame... It's absolutely stupid and shameful sport, basically," Zwieber added.

"I can understand the motives but that they have the guts to actually stand in a crowded hall and put such shame in the game, it's such a bad image of badminton."

Organizers released the draw later on Tuesday, with all of the teams involved listed in the quarter-finals.



figures this is one of the few events that people actually show up to....
Posted Image


Yo Yo you cant see me anyway what i dont need to writing skills to act cool i got froobacks and steel chains to act cool i lead the new school. Iam untochable this wont be a fight ill walk away with your mic and make you suck your own tailpipe


#2 y0shi

y0shi

    Canucks Regular

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,910 posts
  • Joined: 01-May 09

Posted 31 July 2012 - 10:41 PM

I've heard Lin Dan (arguably the best player ever) threw a match so his fellow countryman could qualify for the Olympics...

CDCGML Posted Image - Tampa Bay Lightning


#3 Sharpshooter

Sharpshooter

    Canucks Hall-of-Famer

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 24,379 posts
  • Joined: 31-August 07

Posted 31 July 2012 - 10:43 PM

Bad form.

Posted Image Pittsburgh Penguins - CDC GML Posted Image


"My goal is to win the Stanley Cup, and after the offer I received from Buffalo, I believe this is the best place to make it happen." - Christian Ehrhoff


#4 Grape

Grape

    Fruit

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,421 posts
  • Joined: 29-December 11

Posted 31 July 2012 - 10:43 PM

I've heard Lin Dan (arguably the best player ever) threw a match so his fellow countryman could qualify for the Olympics...

I love Lin Dan, he's so awesome.

mj761l.jpg0007.gif0007.gif0007.gif0007.gif  
Signature Credit to Vintage Canuck!


#5 hudson bay rules

hudson bay rules

    Canucks Second-Line

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 4,386 posts
  • Joined: 03-November 10

Posted 31 July 2012 - 10:47 PM

synchronised knitting would have been more interesting
I love rock and roll, just put another dime in the juice box baby.

#6 StealthNuck

StealthNuck

    Keeping it real

  • Administrators
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,208 posts
  • Joined: 06-April 03

Posted 31 July 2012 - 10:49 PM

Seems like there's a problem with the seeding system.

#7 Sharpshooter

Sharpshooter

    Canucks Hall-of-Famer

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 24,379 posts
  • Joined: 31-August 07

Posted 31 July 2012 - 11:05 PM

Seems like there's a problem with the seeding system.


Or a problem with their honour system.

Posted Image Pittsburgh Penguins - CDC GML Posted Image


"My goal is to win the Stanley Cup, and after the offer I received from Buffalo, I believe this is the best place to make it happen." - Christian Ehrhoff


#8 key2thecup

key2thecup

    Canucks First-Line

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 5,043 posts
  • Joined: 28-November 07

Posted 31 July 2012 - 11:10 PM

Ya I came across that too... Doubt they even get a slap-on-wrist.

Dr. Ron Paul 2016!


#9 Argon

Argon

    Canucks Rookie

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,744 posts
  • Joined: 29-May 11

Posted 31 July 2012 - 11:12 PM

Or a problem with their honour system.

it's sad to think they believe whiffing shots is acceptable until olympic disqualification is threatened.
Posted Image


Yo Yo you cant see me anyway what i dont need to writing skills to act cool i got froobacks and steel chains to act cool i lead the new school. Iam untochable this wont be a fight ill walk away with your mic and make you suck your own tailpipe


#10 cadillaccts

cadillaccts

    Canucks Rookie

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,753 posts
  • Joined: 10-October 07

Posted 31 July 2012 - 11:19 PM

Id probably do the same thing.

#11 250Integra

250Integra

    Canucks Star

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 9,652 posts
  • Joined: 07-March 06

Posted 01 August 2012 - 01:48 AM

Seems like there's a problem with the seeding system.


There is, which it has resulted in teams throwing matches in hopes of winning more medals for their country.

naslundsig5.gif14326903821.giftowel.gif
Thanks for the Memories Canada!!!
Thanks for everything Naslund!
Original creator of the WWE and the Rate my sig / Showoff thread


#12 Jägermeister

Jägermeister

    Canucks First-Line

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 6,272 posts
  • Joined: 24-May 12

Posted 01 August 2012 - 01:58 AM

I would have been so happy if I had gone to watch that.

Jagermeister.jpg


#13 g_bassi13

g_bassi13

    Canucks Star

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 8,372 posts
  • Joined: 11-December 06

Posted 01 August 2012 - 06:18 AM

http://www.bbc.co.uk...ympics/19072677

They've been disqualified.

w909Z5O.gif

On the off-chance I die, gbassi, I love you.

 


#14 canuck champs

canuck champs

    Canucks Rookie

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,896 posts
  • Joined: 29-September 06

Posted 01 August 2012 - 06:22 AM

And rightfully so.
Posted Image

#15 key2thecup

key2thecup

    Canucks First-Line

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 5,043 posts
  • Joined: 28-November 07

Posted 01 August 2012 - 12:13 PM

Badminton chief apologizes, players thrown out

LONDON (Reuters) - World badminton has apologized for a scandal that has sullied the sport's reputation at the London Olympics and resulted in eight women being disqualified from the tournament.

The expulsion of the four women's doubles pairs earlier on Wednesday sent shockwaves through the tournament, removing China's top-seeded duo and other doubles pairs from the South Korean and Indonesian teams.

"I'm very, very sorry this has happened for both the players and for the sport," Badminton World Federation secretary general Thomas Lund told a media conference.

"We made this decision for the best interests of all the players.
"The most important thing is to deal with such cases in a firm and fair manner."
Lund said a review panel had upheld the disqualifications following appeals by the South Korean and Indonesian teams for the decision to be overturned.


He later clarified that the Indonesian team had withdrawn their appeal before it was considered. China's national delegation issued a statement saying it "fully respected" the decision.
"The last thing we'd like to do is to DQ (disqualify) anyone," added Lund. "We're so sorry it has come to this. It was a very difficult decision for the technical official to make."


The evening session of the tournament descended into chaos on Tuesday, with fans jeering two separate matches as players deliberately missed shots and dumped serves into the net in a race to the bottom, forcing the BWF to mount an investigation.

A BWF panel charged the players with "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" were brought against the players.

The decision knocked China's top-seeded pair of Yu Yang and Wang Xiaoli out of the tournament, along with South Korean pairs Jung Kyung-eun and Kim Ha-na, and Ha Jung-eun and Kim Min-jung.
Indonesia's Greysia Polii and Meiliana Jauhari were also expelled for their involvement in the second of the two tainted matches on Tuesday.


The head of Indonesia's badminton federation criticized the decision and denied it had instructed its players to 'throw' their match.

"We come here not to lose medals, we want to have medals," Indonesian Badminton Association chief Erick Thohir said.

"I think to blame China is also not fair.

"I think the BWF (Badminton Wold Federation) should take a look at the history of the last tournaments before they make judgments."

OPINIONS SPLIT

The disqualification polarized players and team officials.
While some regarded it as unduly harsh, others welcomed it as a good precedent for the sport, which has been dogged by complaints from players about similar manipulations in other tournaments.


Most pointed the fingers at the Chinese team for creating the scandal.

"I can say China has played dirty," said Poland's Korean head coach Young Man Kim.
"Unsportsmanship. They fixed the matches, that's why everything is messy here."

Players slammed the BWF for instituting a format that was ripe for manipulation.
Badminton officials introduced a preliminary pool round for London after starting the tournament with knockout rounds in previous Games. Denmark's head coach called for it to be overhauled, given it was prone to manipulation.


"Why would the tournament rules people have (a format) like this?" men's singles world number one Lin Dan told reporters at Wembley Arena. "If they just had a knockout round it would all be fine. You lose and that's it," the Chinese added.

Lund said the BWF needed to review its regulations to prevent a similar scandal for re-occurring.
"The group play has generally been a tremendous success for this tournament, it's created really good matches and a lot that we've never seen before," he added.


"But we also have to be clear that there has been a problem here, we have to take that problem very seriously."

India's badminton team stepped into the furor, accusing a Japanese women's doubles team of going easy against Taiwanese opponents from the same group as India's doubles pair Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa.

Lund said there were no grounds to take the matter further.

Danish mixed doubles player Thomas Laybourn spoke of a "tragic" situation in which the scandal had overshadowed the genuine competitors and blackened the sport's name.
"I heard the news yesterday and everyone was talking about this and all the newspapers were writing about it, so in the end it could mean that badminton is being taken off the Olympic program in 2020," Laybourn told Reuters.


"When something like this happens it's not good publicity."

The BWF issued a revised schedule promoting four teams to replace the disqualified pairs in the quarter-finals.

That put Russian women's doubles pair Valeria Sorokina and Nina Vislova against South Africa's Michelle Edwards and Annari Viljoen. Canada's Alex Bruce and Michele Li would play Leanne Choo and Renuga Veeran in the other affected quarter-final.

The turmoil completely overshadowed the competition on day five. With only the knockout matches to be played, the matches proceeded without incident in front of a near-capacity crowd.

http://ca.news.yahoo.com/eight-badminton-players-expelled-games-bbc-121607590--spt.html


Dr. Ron Paul 2016!


#16 250Integra

250Integra

    Canucks Star

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 9,652 posts
  • Joined: 07-March 06

Posted 01 August 2012 - 10:07 PM

Why didn't the Chinese team just not show up so the Korean team would've won by walkover (or vice versa)? Or would that team get disqualified?

naslundsig5.gif14326903821.giftowel.gif
Thanks for the Memories Canada!!!
Thanks for everything Naslund!
Original creator of the WWE and the Rate my sig / Showoff thread


#17 Common sense

Common sense

    Canucks Hall-of-Famer

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 21,742 posts
  • Joined: 08-January 06

Posted 01 August 2012 - 11:04 PM

http://www.theprovin...6789/story.html

Canadians make it into the semis because of the DQs :D

They play Japan on 8/3




Canucks.com is the official Web site of The Vancouver Canucks. The Vancouver Canucks and Canucks.com are trademarks of The Vancouver Canucks Limited Partnership.  NHL and the word mark and image of the Stanley Cup are registered trademarks and the NHL Shield and NHL Conference logos are trademarks of the National Hockey League. All NHL logos and marks and NHL team logos and marks as well as all other proprietary materials depicted herein are the property of the NHL and the respective NHL teams and may not be reproduced without the prior written consent of NHL Enterprises, L.P.  Copyright © 2009 The Vancouver Canucks Limited Partnership and the National Hockey League.  All Rights Reserved.