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The head coach of Japan’s Olympic badminton team insists the gambling scandal that engulfed the sport three months ago will not cast a shadow over his squad at next month’s Rio Games.

Japanese badminton was reluctantly thrust into the spotlight in April when star player Kento Momota — ranked No. 2 in the world — and teammate Kenichi Tago admitted to gambling at illegal casinos.

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