Four Olympic badminton teams were expelled for intentionally trying to lose, but it's come out that they would have received, oddly enough, a more favorable draw in defeat. Do you have a problem with this?
capn_obvious: "Swimmers pull up in the qualifying rounds in order to save energy for the final. I don't see how this is that different."
Mizzle85: "There's obviously something wrong with the rules if it's smarter to lose on purpose"
NoMaam101: "So instead of blaming the teams for doing what gave them the best chance at a gold medal, shouldn't we look into why intentionally losing would help your team?"
Pete54dk: "the language used for punishing them was 'abusive' to the sport. you have to make it less obvious if you're concerned about seeding. This was giving the middle finger to the paying crowd, the officials and the sport."
GeddyMd85: "I've seen it happen in volleyball, purposely blowing the bulk of a set to save energy for the next one."