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IOC clears cyclist of deliberate crash

Updated: August 3, 2012, 10:47 AM ET
Associated Press

LONDON -- An apparent deliberate crash by British track cycling gold medalist Philip Hindes for tactical reasons is not being investigated, the International Olympic Committee said Friday.

The incident in the team sprint Thursday raised further questions about the ethics of athletes' behavior at the London Games after four women's badminton pairs were disqualified for playing to lose.

Hindes told reporters that team strategy was "if we have a bad start we need to crash to get a restart."

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