Biggest Olympic scandals of all time

POSTED: 11:57 AM PST Feb 21, 2014    UPDATED: 02:29 PM PDT Aug 05, 2016 

Thanks to the doping scandal involving Russian athletes, the Rio Games are already guaranteed to earn a spot in the long list of controversial and shocking moments in Olympic history.

OTD March 28 - Jim Thorpe
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Jim Thorpe. American athlete Jim Thorpe was stripped of the gold medals he won in the 1912 summer Olympics in Stolkholm, Sweden after it was revealed that he played professional minor league baseball three years earlier. The medals were later reinstated in 1983, decades after his death.


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