Banned players appeal
Four South Korean badminton players who were suspended for trying to throw matches at the London Olympics have appealed their penalties, Badminton Association Korea said.
The body said the players – Jung Kyung-Eun, Kim Ha-Na, Ha Jung-Eun and Kim Min-Jung – have contested a two-year suspension proposed by the association’s disciplinary committee.
The committee plans to make its final decision today.
Coach Sung Han-Kook and assistant coach Kim Moon-Soo have received life-time bans from coaching. Kim appealed the ban while Sung accepted his penalty.
Eight women doubles players from South Korea, Indonesia and China were disqualified for trying to lose matches, in dismal scenes that have prompted an investigation into players and coaches for other possible breaches.