Notable Summer Olympics scandals

POSTED: 12:25 PM PDT Aug 01, 2012    UPDATED: 03:19 PM PDT Aug 01, 2012 

The Badminton World Federation recently announced that eight female badminton players were disqualified from the 2012 Olympics for trying to lose matches and the IOC says a female gymnast from Uzbekistan has now been formally expelled after she tested positive for doping. Check out these other notable Summer Games scandals.

Marion Jones
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Marion Jones, 2000 Summer Olympics, Sydney. Fans were crushed in 2007 when runner Marion Jones admitted to taking steroids before the 2000 Summer Olympics. She then surrendered her five medals from those Games. In 2008, Jones was sentenced to six months in prison for pleading guilty to lying to federal agents about her drug use, as well as for her involvement in check fraud.

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