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Olympics 2012: Nothing Wrong with the Chinese Throwing their Game

The Badminton World Federation (BWF) has launched disciplinary proceedings after four women's doubles pairs apparently tried to throw matches at London 2012.

In scenes of farce at Wembley Arena on Tuesday night, a pair from China, two from South Korea and another from Indonesia seemed to want to lose in an attempt to manipulate the draw.

The fiasco began when Chinese top seeds Wang Xiaoli and Yu Yang started to show little interest in beating Koreans Jung Kyung-eun and Kim Ha-na to finish top of Group A. Coming second would have meant avoiding compatriots and second seeds Tian Qing and Zhao Yunlei at least until the final. - msnbbc

I don't see what the problem is here.  Why should the players not be allowed to throw the match?  This nationalistic Olympic nonsense - though i do watch it for the sport itself - is staged for international chest-beating 'we are better than your country' crap isn't it. 

So given that this is the final aim and goal, throwing matches so that players might not have to face and defeat their own country players is in line with the ultra-nationalistic spirit of the games is it not?  At the end of the day, the purpose is to ‘bring glory to one’s country’ ......

.....though i don’t know how that is achieved given that the rest of the country can’t do what the athletes do and yet desire credit for it....quite hilarious.

Anyway, the Chinese attempt to lose the game was really and ridiculously obvious.  And, in typical Chinese fashion - as witnessed in the political arena - they didn't care about the reaction of the spectators, or if what they were doing was right, and did exactly what they wanted - like the Americans do in other arenas....which is why my mom and I are of the opinion that there is no significant difference between the two.  Ah well.  Not surprising.

To disappointed spectators, you didn't actually think the games were about YOU did you?  It's all for the above reasons and corporate gain....oh, and also an application of the strategy of nationally fragmenting humanity for the purpose of international bourgeois control on the entire global populace.

Go give it a think....whilst you're cheering your country.   Oh, for ‘Team GB’, sorry you haven’t won fuckall gold to date.  But it’s no skin of my ego, be it victory or loss, the credit or discredit is entirely yours, and I applaud you for your efforts.  But do give it a good try, even if it be 4 years from now.

As for myself, I’m personally rooting for ‘Team anyone-but-the-Americans or Chinese’.  These two ultra-fascist states do not require much boost to their ‘we’re the greatest nation on earth’ and ‘central land’ egos. 



  1. The official reason given for this disgraceful event is "the introduction of a round-robin stage in the games, rather than a straight knock-out tournament, meant that losing one game could leave to one easier match in the next round". With the change of format in the competition, we should have anticipated this happening. Anyway, I don't support the Olympic as Like you, I view it as a stage for international competition for countries then the players. Totally agree that America and China do not require much boost to their already ultra enormous egos. Jfyi, David Yang, editor of sports news website China Sports Review told BBC News that he has seen similar incidents in china before. For anyone watching the Olympic or any sports, i am sure they want to see the players trying their absolute hardest.


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