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.

lost celeb endorsements - Michael Phelps
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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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