Biggest Olympic scandals of all time

POSTED: 11:57 AM PST Feb 21, 2014    UPDATED: 01:12 PM PST Feb 21, 2014 

Russia's Adelina Sotnikova, the 17-year-old who was not seen as a contender to medal at Sochi, beat out the favorite Yuna Kim of South Korea for the gold medal in women's singles figure skating in a decision that is now mired in controversy. But the Olympic Games are no stranger to scandal. Take a look at the biggest Olympic scandals of all time.

lost celeb endorsements - Lance Armstrong
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Lance Armstrong. After the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency handed down a lifetime ban in 2012 that also cost him his record seven Tour de France victories, Lance Armstrong immediately started losing sponsors, the LiveStrong company that he founded and his Olympic bronze medal from the 2000 Sydney games.

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