SKorean appeal rejected, Indonesia withdraws



LONDON (AP) — Badminton authorities have rejected South Korea’s appeal of its disqualification from the Olympic women’s doubles competition, and Indonesia has withdrawn its challenge.

Four doubles teams were disqualified Wednesday from the London Games after trying to lose matches to receive a more favorable place in the tournament.

The Badminton World Federation punished the eight players after investigating two teams from South Korea and one each from China and Indonesia. South Korea and Indonesia appealed, but China accepted the decision.