TDQ Investigates: Every Parent’s Nightmare-Having To Explain To My 3 Year-Old Daughter The Olympic Badminton Scandal

Badminton

If children can’t look up to their Olympic Badminton heroes who can they look up to? One thing is for sure following this years Olympic Badminton scandal: There is going to be some redecoration. If anyone has any leads on some Xuerui Li bed sheets please leave some info in the comments.

My 3 year-old loves three things: “Mickey Mouse Clubhouse,” baby dolls and world class badminton. She especially loves, or rather loved, Yu Yang, the star of Chinese badminton.

Her room is covered in Yu Yang posters, her bed has Yu Yang sheets, she carries around a Yu Yang doll in a Yu Yang backpack. She brushes her teeth with a Yu Yang toothbrush.

But last week when Yu Yang and her partner decided to tank their match so that they could manipulate the seedings of the badminton Olympic event and avoid having to square off against the other Chinese team until the finals, it exposed the horrible underbelly of elite badminton play.
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