Bob Ryan

Badminton finale thrilling, not controversial

LONDON — In the Olympics you go where the story is, which is what brought me to Wembley Arena Saturday afternoon for the badminton women’s doubles gold-medal match.

Yes, badminton. The Great Scandal of London 2012 took place in the world of badminton, where last week eight players from three countries were sent home for failing to give their best efforts in a match; i.e. what you or I would call dumping.

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