Following the news that eight badminton players have been disqualified from the women's doubles competition at the London 2012 Olympic Games, here's a look at some other famous Olympic disqualifcations...
Kim Ha Na, Ha Jung-Eun, Kim Min-Jung, and Jung Kyung-Eun of South Korea, China's Wang Xiaoli and Yu Yang, and Greysia Polii and Meiliana Jauhari of Indonesia were on Wednesday kicked out of the competition for allegedly trying to manipulate the draw.
1976 - The entire male Soviet pentathlon team was disqualified after it was discovered that Boris Onischenko's epee contained a button which activated the electronic scoring machine.
1984 - Boxing legend Evander Holyfield was controversially disqualified for repeatedly punching on the break during a fight against Kevin Barry.
2004 - Iranian judoka Arash Miresmaili was disqualified for being overweight after allegedly going on a politically motivated eating binge.
2008 - Wrestler Ara Abrahamian of Sweden was disqualified and stripped of his bronze medal after refusing to accept it in protest at a penalty call during his semi-final.
2008 - Angel Valodia Matos was given a lifetime ban after the Cuban kicked a taekwondo referee when he was disqualified for taking too long receiving treatment for an injury.
2012 - Eight badminton players from South Korea, China and Indonesia at the centre of allegations of throwing matches in the women's doubles were disqualified from the Olympics. The top seeds from China, two from South Korea, and another from Indonesia, allegedly tried to lose matches in an attempt to manipulate the draw.