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Olympic scandals

Published: Sunday, Feb. 9 2014 10:19 p.m. MST

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From anti-gay comments and legislation to claims of corruption, the opening of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, has been plagued by controversy. In that light, we decided to put together a list of scandals from past Olympics to remind us all that the international event isn't always a bed of roses.
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Macfarren
Dallas, TX

I think very few of these could be considered 'scandals.' 'Tragedies' is more like it. A scandal is when someone is bribed or other intentional illegalities take place. A tragedy is when an entire nation boycotts, someone is attacked, someone dies. Would you call Munich a 'scandal'? I think that's tragic.

Linus
Bountiful, UT

Macfarren: The scandal is that there was not better security in Munich. The tragedy that resulted from this scandalous short-sightedness is the hostage-taking and murders that ensued.

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