Flashback in pictures: Olympic scandals and controversies


1984 Los Angeles Olympics: In the finals of the 3000 metre event, Zola Budd (competing for Great Britain) and Mary Decker of the United States collided that resulted in the latter being unable to complete the race. Though spectators and commentators accused Budd of deliberately pushing Decker, an IAAF jury found her not responsible for the collision. Source: Wikipedia. (All Photos: AFP)

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Over the years, quite a few scandals and controversies, including boycotts by countries, doping scandals, controversial referee decisions, murders have rocked the Olympics. With Rio 2016 Olympics beginning today, let's take a look at the few recent scandals that have marred the spirit of the event