You don't think badminton is hard core for real?  You better check yourself.

Eight female badminton players have been disqualified from the Olympics for supposedly trying to lose matches on purpose! Players from China, Indonesia and South Korea were accused by the Badminton World Federation of playing to lose in order to face easier opponents in future matches!

Four pairs of players were charged with not doing their best to win and get this - abusing or demeaning the sport! That's right people  - no cheating in any sport - especially badminton!