Washington: The US, Japan and South Korea Wednesday called for “meaningful” steps on denuclearisation by Pyongyang in exchange for better ties with them, Xinhua reported. After their envoys concluded a trilateral meeting here on issues related to North Korea, the three countries said: “We agreed a path is open for the DPRK (North Korea) toward [...]
Saina Nehwal achieved a first by marching into Olympic badminton semifinals, while star boxer Vijender Singh is only a bout away from repeating his medal performance of the Beijing Games.
Our man in London Dev S Sukumar It wasn’t a pretty day for sport – particularly badminton – on Tuesday. It was the final group A match of the women’s doubles, and the world No.1 Chinese were taking on world No.3 Korea. Both were trying to lose! This curious incident was necessitated by an upset [...]
Eight female players were reportedly disqualified from the London Olympics after four doubles teams attempted to throw matches to secure a more favourable draw later in the tournament.
London: The Chinese Olympic delegation has started investigations into allegations that some of its badminton players were deliberately losing in the group stage of the London Games. “The Chinese Olympic Committee is devoted to promote the Olympic spirit, carries forward the sports spirit of equity and justice, and opposes any kind of behaviour to violate the [...]