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Biggest Olympic scandals of all time

Published: 2:57 PM EST Feb 21, 2014   Updated: 5:29 PM EDT 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.

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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. More than 100 would-be Russian Olympians are sitting out the 2016 Olympics, including all of the all athletes in weightlifting and track and field. A number of Russian athletes were also banned from swimming, rowing and canoeing, based off the decisions of their international sports federations.

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