This from Business Week:
Fans jeered the Chinese and South Korean Olympic women’s badminton doubles teams for [intentional] poor play that drew a caution from the umpire and possible punishment from the sport’s governing body.
The fans want their money’s worth I guess. Tough s*** says China’s Yu Yang, the teams are holding out for the big event.
“If we’re not playing the best, it’s because it doesn’t matter,” she said. “The most important thing is the elimination match.”
Ah, yes. The Olympic competitive spirit continues to inspire.
UPDATE: HT to EnricoPallazo in the comments section. The link I used was indeed way to soft in its assessment. Go here for more dirt. (The video is unavailable outside the US, but the written part below it gives the full scoop)