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Olympic badminton scandal prompts rule revamp

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The Badminton World Federation on Friday announced changes to Olympic doubles rules following a match-throwing scandal at the London Games, but said it would take no further action against coaches. 

Wang Xiaoli (right) and Yu Yang (left) play in their women's doubles match against Kim Ha Na and Jung Kyung Eun of South Korea during the London 2012 Olympics on July 31, which the South Koreans won 21-14, 21-11 -- but both teams were later disqualified for playing to lose. The Badminton World Federation on Friday announced changes to Olympic doubles rules following the match-throwing scandal.

It said the new system, which will be introduced for the Rio Olympics in 2016, would "ensure such a regrettable spectacle is never witnessed in badminton again".

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