Olympic badminton players disqualified for throwing matches

Olympic badminton players disqualified for throwing matches

Eight Olympic badminton players were disqualified Wednesday for allegedly trying to lose their matches to secure easier opponents in later rounds. The Badminton World Federation determined that the eight women doubles players from China, South Korea and Indonesia violated codes of conduct for “not using one’s best efforts to win a match” and “conducting oneself […]

State Councilor Dai Bingguo visits delegation in London Olympic Village

Chinese government representative, State Councilor Dai Bingguo visited members of the Chinese sports delegation in London Olympic Village on Thursday, sending good wishes and encouraged them to compete for victory. On behalf of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and the State Council, Dai extended cordial greetings to Chinese athletes, coaches and staff, […]

China’s flag-bearer will be basketball player

A top Chinese sports official confirmed Tuesday that China’s flag-bearer for London Olympic opening ceremony will be a basketball player, ruling out the chances of star hurdler Liu Xiang and 2011 French Open women’s singles winner Li Na. “We will continue the tradition (in terms of choosing flag-bearer),” Xiao Tian, deputy chef de mission of […]