Eight pairs of athletes have been disqualified from competition after allegedly playing to lose their matches. In Olympic parlance, they were ejected for “not using one’s best efforts to win a match.”
Also know, why was Polli disqualified?
Polii and partner Meiliana Jauhari were disqualified at London 2012 along with a Chinese and two Korean pairs for not giving their best on court. … Polii contemplated quitting the sport, but her coach Eng Hian and family convinced her to keep playing.
Beside above, was badminton played in the 2016 Olympics?
The badminton tournaments at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro took place from 11 to 20 August at the fourth pavilion of Riocentro. A total of 172 athletes competed in five events: men’s singles, men’s doubles, women’s singles, women’s doubles, and mixed doubles.
What are the official rules of badminton?
Badminton scoring system
The first side to 21 points wins a game. A point is scored on every serve and awarded to whichever side wins the rally. The winning side gets the next serve. If the score is 20-20, a side must win by two clear points to win the game.
Badminton takes its name from Badminton House—home of the Duke of Beaufort in the English county of Gloucestershire. In 1873, the Duke is credited with bringing a version of the game—Poona—back from India and introducing it to his guests.