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25 scandals that marred the Summer, Winter Olympic Games

Published: Wednesday, Aug. 1 2012 4:00 p.m. MDT

The 2012 Summer Olympics in London faced its first major controversy as four women's doubles badminton teams were disqualified after the sport's ruling body determined they had tried to throw their matches. The Olympic Games have a history of scandals, from judges deciding against clear winners, to referees being kicked in the face and an epee wired with a circuit-breaker. Here's a look at 24 controversies or scandals from the Summer and Winter Olympic Games, reaching back to 1956.
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