four olympic teams were ejected from the olympics because they intentionally lost a match. yes it was embarrassing. yes it was not in the spirit of the olympic competition. yes it reflects badly on the sport. but it's the rules that are broken. not the teams. their best play for a gold or silver medal is avoid matches where they'd be playing for a gold or bronze medal. how the heck is that cheating? how can the badminton federation in good conscience punish someone else for an error that is clearly their own as the rule makers? the ioc should have said, that's real fucking embarrassing. fix your rules so this shit doesn't happen any more. or you won't be here in 2016. seriously. a bicyclist intentionally crashed to get a restart in hopes he'd get a better start. he did. and won. possibly because of it. the ioc should strip his medal and toss him too. i'm not saying the schwaiger sisters intentionally lost the set after the historic set where they beat misty and kerry for their first loss in olympic competition ever. they clearly need to be investigated to see if they played their best when the score was 20 to 8. or if they maybe dialed it back a little. to concede that set, get a rest, and bounce back themselves. and win the match in the third and final set. apparently strategy is allowed in cycling and beach volleyball. but not in badminton. bad ioc. no biscuit.