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.

Jesse Owens
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Jesse Owens. Black sprinter Jesse Owens won four gold medals in the 1936 games, which were held in Berlin. The story goes that Adolf Hitler did not honor Owens the same way he honored other top athletes at the games. Owens repeatedly recounted the Hitler snub throughout his life.


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