Pearce feeds promising Team GB badminton partnership to ‘peckish’ footballers: Under-fire Great Britain coach Stuart Pearce has insisted that it was a ‘sensible footballing decision’ for his squad to kill, cook and eat badminton partners Chris Adcock and Imogen Bankier after a less than satisfactory evening meal in the Olympic Village.
Chris Adcock (L) celebrates with teammate Imogen Bankier (R) of Great Britain return a shot against Alexandr Nikolaenko and Valeria Sorokina of Russia during their Mixed Doubles Badminton on Day 1 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Wembley Arena on July 28, 2012 in London, England.
Britain's Chris Adcock, left, and Imogen Bankier play against Russia's Valeria Sorokina and Alexandr Nikolaenko, unseen, at a mixed doubles badminton match of the 2012 Summer Olympics, Saturday, July 28, 2012, in London.
Chris and Gabby Adcock of Great Britain or Team GB (R) compete against Ma Jin and Xu Chen of China in the badminton Mixed Doubles on Day 6 of the 2016 Rio Olympics at Riocentro - Pavilion 4 on August 12, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Imogen Bankier of Great Britain returned a shuttle cock while playing against Valeria Sorokina and Alexandr Nikolaenko of Russia, unseen, at a mixed doubles badminton match. Bankier’s partner, Chris Adcock, is also unseen. The Russians won the best-of-three match, 2-1.
Germany's Michael Fuchs (L) and Birgit Michels celebrate after defeating Britain's Chris Adcock and Imogen Bankier in their mixed doubles group play stage badminton match at the Wembley Arena during the London 2012 Olympic Games July 29, 2012. REUTERS/Bazuki Muhammad