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.

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Michael Phelps. The most decorated U.S. swimmer in Olympics history was photographed smoking pot at the University of South Carolina in 2009. The picture was published on the cover of News of the World following his eight gold medal wins in Beijing, and Phelps' endorsement deals suffered. Phelps later won four gold medals and two silver medals at the 2012 Olympics in London.


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