Biggest Olympic scandals of all time

POSTED: 11:57 AM PST Feb 21, 2014    UPDATED: 08:14 AM PDT Jul 21, 2016 

With Russian track and field athletes losing their appeal Thursday to compete in the Rio Games amid allegations of a culture of state-sponsored doping, take a look at some other controversial and shocking moments in Olympic history.

Oscar Pistorius
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Oscar Pistorius. Pistorius was the star of the 2012 Summer Olympics in London due to his ability to overcome his disability. The world was shocked when the double amputee was charged with the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in February 2013, after she was found fatally shot in Pistorius' home. He was found guilty of culpable homicide in the fall of 2014 and initially sentenced to five years in prison. However, as he was about to be released to house arrest after serving 10 months of his sentence, his case was reconsidered. On appeal, he was found guilty of murder and was sentenced to six years in prison.


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