The IOC could expel eight female badminton players disqualified for trying to lose.The doubles teams -- the top-seeded pair from China, two pairs from South Korea and one from Indonesia -- deliberately conceded points in an apparent attempt to lose round-robin matches to secure a more favorable spot in the next round. Fans booed when it become clear they were trying to lose.The Badminton World Federation disqualified the players for not giving their best efforts and acting "in a manner that is clearly abusive or detrimental to the sport."Teams blamed the round-robin stage, rather than a straight knockout tournament, as the main problem. A round-robin format can allow results to be manipulated to earn an easier matchup in the knockout round."If you lose the competitive element," Craig Reedie, IOC vice president said, "then the whole thing becomes nonsense."