OPINION: Obsessed with the chase for medals — Lim Sue Goan:

The Malaysian Insider, 3 Aug 2012 AUG 3 — Eight badminton players were disqualified from the London Olympics for trying to throw their matches. Similar match-throwing practices reflected that the participating countries, coaches and players have distorted the Olympic spirit of fair competition in the pursuit of medals. It is a great honour for participating countries to win Olympic medals. In addition to showing the world that they are not weak, it also carries a political effect in anesthetising the people’s nerves. Therefore, they do everything possible to get a medal. For example, Singapore relied on China-born Feng Tianwei to win its first women’s individual table tennis Olympic medal in 52 years.

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