I don't understand what the problem with Badminton is, has anyone tried to play a proper match? It is a very demanding sport, requires great speed and agility, powerful and explosive movment, not to mention great skill and accuracy. The fitness required to play an entire match is very high. Just because a few people were disqualified doesn't Mean the whole sport should be removed, that would be like saying because a few sprinters and cyclists have been caught taking steroids we should remove athletics and cycling.
Personally I'm for having as many sports as possible, I'm not particularly interested in rhythmic gymnastics or synchronised swimming but I can appreciate the effort and training gone into them. Some of the most interesting things I've watched over the years have been from sports I knew very little about, that's one of the great things about the Olympics, you get to see so many sports you're not normally exposed to.
EFS and to add I love watching the Paralympics, amazing to see what people can achieve with a not so perfect body.
Edited by bluedragon, 11 August 2012 - 09:03 PM.