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.

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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