8 Olympic Cheating Scandals
Et Tu, Nero: At the 67 CE Olympic Games, Roman Emperor Nero supposedly made frequent use of bribes.
Taking a Shortcut: The marathon course at the 1904 Olympics in St. Louis, Missouri, was called “the most difficult a human being was ever asked to run over.
Dis-Onishchenko: As the 1976 Montreal Olympics opened, Ukrainian athlete Boris Onishchenko was a favorite to medal in the pentathlon.
Not So Fast: American sprinter Marion Jones was the golden girl at the 2000 Olympics in Sydney.
The “Dirtiest Race: The 100-meter event at the 1988 Seoul Games has been called the “dirtiest race” because of drug use by the competitors.
Horseplay: Humans aren’t the only ones tested for illegal drugs at the Olympics.
Putting the Bad in Badminton: At the 2012 Olympics in London, a round-robin format was introduced for the first time in badminton.
Swimming in Steroids: For much of the 1970s and ’80s, East German women swimmers dominated their opponents.