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What are some of the biggest Olympic cheating scandals? As with the vast majority of sports competition, the Olympics comprise of athletes who are there to compete and win. These individuals have spend (in some cases) the majority of their life training for the chance to compete against their peers.
It is from this aura of competitiveness that sometimes there is cheating in the Olympics. Accusations of cheating are not uncommon but luckily, the vast majority of cases are proven to be unfounded. In the few cases that are true, the scandals that rise from the accusations can be really significant. take for example Russia’s state sponsored doping scandal that lead the Russian team to be disqualified from the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games.
Did you know… Tonya Harding’s infamous attack on Nancy Kerrigan has been turned into a major motion picture starting Margot Robbie? I, Tonyais a 2017 American biographical black comedy film that follows the life of figure skater Tonya Harding and her connection to the 1994 attack on her rival.
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Was there a incident of cheating that occurred that was left off this list? Do you know of any other Olympian cheating stories? Let us know in the comment box below. If you would like to remain anonymous, you can email your stories to [email protected].
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