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What's Trending From London: Myriad Reactions To The Badminton Scandal

Many in the Twitterverse have been eager to share their thoughts on the Olympic badminton scandal. While some opine as to the fairness of disqualifying the players involved, others take the opportunity to poke fun at the scope of the scandal itself. CBS Sports’ Gary Parrish wrote, “Don't NBA teams do what these badminton teams did all the time?” Forbes.com’s Alicia Jessop tweeted, “The World Badminton Foundation should thank those who threw their matches. I've never heard so much about badminton!” ESPN LA’s Ramona Shelburne: “Hard to watch that video of badminton players making a mockery of the Olympics, knowing how badly sports like softball want to be back in.” U.S. hurdler Lolo Jones wrote, “nancy grace is going to evaluate the badminton cheating scandal. You just wait.” L.A. Times’ Bill Plaschke: “My favorite part of story is IOC refusing to refund tickets for tanked badminton games. So they can't accept tanking but fans must? Classic.” Pro Football Talk’s Darin Gantt tweeted, “The only thing worse than not trying hard enough in badminton is trying hard enough in badminton.” ESPN’s Kenny Mayne: “Given the badminton issue..it's time I admit I went ‘all in’ on dog hand in a WS satellite tourney to get out..but drew full house, won.”

Other Olympic tweets of interest:

BBC’s James Pearce: “This is what Olympic Lanes were made for.... managed to rush from Olympic Park to judo venue and now waiting for Gibbons to go for gold.”

FoxSports.com’s Jason Whitlock, “Serious question: What day is it? These freaking Olympics have me totally disoriented.”

SI’s Phil Taylor: “Random thought while watching men's all-around: I really should renew my gym membership.”

The Globe & Mail’s Bruce Dowbiggin: “CBC staff ecstatic about finally getting good IOC news. Take this to bank: Brian Williams not coming back to CBC after rancourous departure.”

MLB.com’s Mark Bowman: “Best of luck to former Braves and Turner Sports PR czar @greghughesnbcsg and his staff during the remainder of the Olympics.”

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