Korea’s badminton body has filed a complaint with the World Badminton Federation (WBF) over Chinese player Chen Qingchen’s profuse swearing during a women’s doubles match against Korea.
The Badminton Korea Association has decided to bring the case to the WBF instead of the International Organizing Committee, as the latter does not have rules against swearing during games.
However, the WBF’s code of conduct states that athletes should not use words “commonly known and understood in any language to be profane or indecent and uttered clearly and loudly enough to be heard by the umpire or spectators.”
Throughout the women’s doubles match against Korea’s Kim So-yeong and Kong Hee-yong on July 27, Chen was heard shouting “cao,” a Mandarin expletive. She repeated the word relentlessly after she and her partner, Jia Yifan, lost the first set to the Korean players and even after scoring. China defeated Korea by the score of 2-1. More
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