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.

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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