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.

OTD July 27 - 1996 Olympic bombing
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1996 Summer Olympics bombing. A pipe bomb exploded at Centennial Olympic Park in Atlanta during the 1996 Summer Olympics. A security guard named Richard Jewell, who was initially falsely accused as a suspect, discovered the bomb and was able to clear most of the spectators before it detonated. It was later discovered that Eric Robert Rudolph was responsible for the attack that killed two people and injured 111 others.


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