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Enjoying the Wall Street Journal video of the badminton match-throwing controversy

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I haven’t seen a lot of this year’s Summer Olympics. It’s just been a busy week. Maybe next week I’ll watch a lot of the track and field events — and I’ll definitely make the Team U.S.A. basketball games appointment DVR’ing next week.

But I was really intrigued by the Badminton scandal that I heard about on the radio yesterday and read more about on NewsOK.


It opens up quite a debate about tanking games — or parts of games — in other sports, something I read about more this morning on

It just an interesting turn of events. But even though I was intrigued, I never saw the video highlights of what must have been a terrible display of trying to purposely  lose. I hadn’t tried all that hard to find the video, but I know that my normal sports highlights viewing late at night hadn’t quenched that thirst for the video evidence.

So when I glanced at the Wall Street Journal today (photo on the right) and saw that it had a front-page story about the subject, I took notice. Then I saw that it was promoting a video re-creation with the cutline. That’s when I found the highlights I had been looking for.


I’m sharing because it made me laugh. I invite you to read more about the Olympics on our NewsOK Olympics coverage page.

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Alan Herzberger

Alan Herzberger is the Vice President of Audience Development at The Oklahoman Media Company. He focuses on digital strategies for The Oklahoman and for He’s been with The Oklahoman since 1997, when he joined the sports department.... Read more ›