Topic: Lin Dan
Badminton remains among Indonesia's most popular sports. But the Olympic match throwing scandal is the latest black eye for a sport whose star is fading in the world's fourth largest country.
Eight women from three countries were thrown out of the badminton doubles competition on Wednesday.
Badminton player Lin Dan and diver Guo Jingjing stand out – both as gold medalists and as rebels in a sports system specifically designed to avoid such things.
08/17/2008 01:00 am