Gamesmanship v sportsmanship – goodbye etiquette, hello victory

Published 17 August 2012 By: Richard Berry

Gamesmanship v sportsmanship – goodbye etiquette, hello victory

The badminton debacle sparked furious debate on social media sites. Were the players legitimately exploiting the tournament structure in the pursuit of ultimate victory and a gold medal? Or, were they bringing the sport into disrepute and acting contrary to the Olympic spirit?

 

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Richard Berry

Richard Berry

Richard is an associate in the Sports Group at City law firm Lewis Silkin LLP. An employment lawyer with particular expertise in contractual issues, disciplinary proceedings and regulatory matters.

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