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.

Olympic scandals - 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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