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Olympic Badminton Controversy
You make it to the Olympics by giving your all. So, why would eight athletes at the summer games deliberately try to lose?
Four pairs of players, two from South Korea and one each from China and Indonesia were booed by spectators as they missed shots and serves on purpose.
All four teams had already qualified for the next stage of the competition. Authorities suspect the players were losing on purpose to end up with easier opponents in the quarterfinals.
The sport's highest body, the Badminton World Federation, charged the players with not doing their best to win, and "abusing or demeaning" the sport. The players from Indonesia and South Korea have appealed the decision.
The Badminton World Federation is expected to make a decision on the appeal on Wednesday.
By the way, the International Olympic Committee has the power to formally expel athletes from the games, take away their accreditation and kick them out of the athletes village.
Michael Phelps & USA Women's Gymnastics Team
One Olympian understands what it takes to stand atop the platform as a winner.
American swimmer Michael Phelps has no medals at stake on Wednesday. He will have three more opportunities to add to his record-setting total of 19.
Phelps now holds the record as the winningest Olympian of all time. Previously, a Soviet gymnast held that title with 18 medals. She announced she was happy for Phelps.
President Obama tweeted Phelps saying he "made your country proud."
The "fab five" got a congratulatory call from the president on Wednesday as well.
The U.S. women's gymnastics team won gold Tuesday. President Obama made the call from Air Force One as he traveled from Washington toOohio for campaign events.
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