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Badminton emits draw change

Updated: November 30, 2012, 12:30 PM ET
Associated Press

BANGKOK -- The Badminton World Federation decided Friday to change the Olympic doubles rules but not the much-criticized group format in the wake of the match-throwing scandal at the London Games.

The change, said BWF secretary general Thomas Lund, was "to ensure such a regrettable spectacle is never witnessed in badminton again."

Four women's pairs, including the world champions from China, were disqualified in London for trying to deliberately lose their group matches to rig easier ...

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