Biggest Olympic scandals of all time

Published: Feb 21 2014 02:57:21 PM EST   Updated On: Feb 21 2014 04:12:59 PM EST

Russia's Adelina Sotnikova, the 17-year-old who was not seen as a contender to medal at Sochi, beat out the favorite Yuna Kim of South Korea for the gold medal in women's singles figure skating in a decision that is now mired in controversy. But the Olympic Games are no stranger to scandal. Take a look at the biggest Olympic scandals of all time.

Kim Yu-na, Adelina Sotnikova, Carolina Kostner, Sochi Olympics
1 / 14
Alexander Demianchuk/Reuters

Questions have been raised over the judges' decision to award Russia's Adelina Sotnikova the gold medal in women's singles figure skating over Yuna Kim of South Korea at the Sochi Games. Critics note that one of the judges had been suspended for a year for trying to fix an event at the Winter Olympics 16 years ago and that another is married to the head of the Russian figure skating federation. Now, nearly 2 million people have signed a Change.org petition demanding an open investigation into the judging of the event. Take a look at the biggest Olympic scandals of all time.

Local Sports Stories

Cowboys blow out Colts to eliminate Eagles

It won't be the same old story for Tony Romo and the Dallas Cowboys.

Dallas ended a four-year playoff drought Sunday in a dominating 42-7 victory over the Indianapolis Colts, with Romo throwing four touchdown passes and breaking Troy Aikman's franchise record for yards passing.

Lafayette, Lehigh women tally bounce back wins Sunday

Lafayette Lehigh women get back on track

The Lafayette and Lehigh women's basketball teams picked up rebound wins on Sunday afternoon.

Parkland, Brandywine and Pius X fall at LVBR Challenge

Parkland Brandywine and Pius fall at LVBR Showcase

The Parkland girls, Brandywine Heights boys and Pius X boys basketball teams all suffered losses at the LVBR Holiday Challenge Sunday at Kuztown University's Keystone Arena.

Parkland wrestlers stay perfect with win at Liberty

Parkland wins at Liberty stays perfect on mat

 It's still early in the wrestling season, but one team that you can plan on being in the mix come playoff time is Parkland. The Trojans went to Liberty Saturday eying a perfect start to their season.

HS RUNDOWN: Tide, Panthers and Rovers roll

HS RUNDOWN Pottsville Easton remain perfect

The Pottsville and Saucon Valley boys basketball teams picked up big wins on Saturday. The Easton girls did as well, remaining unbeaten.

View More
Advertisement
 

2014 Sochi Olympic medal count

COUNTRY
G
S
B
TOTAL
Russia
13
11
9
33
United States
9
7
12
28
Norway
11
5
10
26
Canada
10
10
5
25
Netherlands
8
7
9
24
Germany
8
6
5
19
Austria
4
8
5
17
France
4
4
7
15
Sweden
2
7
6
15
Switzerland
6
3
2
11
China
3
4
2
9
South Korea
3
3
2
8
Czech Republic
2
4
2
8
Slovenia
2
2
4
8
Japan
1
4
3
8
Italy
0
2
6
8
Belarus
5
0
1
6
Poland
4
1
1
6
Finland
1
3
1
5
Great Britain
1
1
2
4
Latvia
0
2
2
4
Australia
0
2
1
3
Ukraine
1
0
1
2
Slovakia
1
0
0
1
Croatia
0
1
0
1
Kazakhstan
0
0
1
1
Medal count will be updated at the conclusion of each day's medal events.
 
Advertisement