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
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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.

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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.
 
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