Indonesia's Olympic team leader says eight female badminton doubles players have been disqualified from the London Games after trying to lose matches to receive a more favorable place in the field.

Erick Thohir tells The Associated Press on Wednesday that the Indonesian team will appeal.

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The Badminton World Federation investigated two teams from South Korea and one each from China and Indonesia. It accused them of "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" in matches Tuesday night.

Hearings on the accusations against Olympic badminton players are going on at this hour in a hotel near the Wembley Arena badminton venue.






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