Athletes Who Were Banned From The Games For Cheating, Or Even Lost Their Olympic Medals…
Athletes spend many years training to take part in the famous Olympic games in order to win honor for their countries and some shiny gold medals of course! But some of the competitors have acted downright dishonorably and been caught cheating! There was such a systemic issue that it got Russia banned from the 2018 games and it looks like they might not get a chance for a comeback in 2020 either! Figure skating is a graceful sport, but when Adelina Sotnikova won many people believed something suspicious was going on. Nesta Carter got caught cheating and it not only impacted his career at the games, but ended up having serious repercussions for celebrated runner Usain Bolt. Not all scandals are as bold as the one involving Tonya Harding and Nancy Kerrigan; some athletes like the German luge team chose more subtle ways to rig their events in their favor. Sometimes the consequence of getting busted is having to surrender your medal, but for runner Marion Jones, the penalty was far worse. And it turns out illegal practices aren’t just limited to humans! The Norwegian equestrian got disqualified thanks to Tony Hansen and an extra ingredient he fed his horse.
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