Top 20 Most Scandalous Olympic Controversies Ever

These moments gave the Olympics a black eye. For this list, we’ll be looking at the worst controversies to have plagued the Olympic Games. Our countdown includes South Korea Bribes Judges, The Salt Lake City Bid Scandal, Nazi Olympics, and more! Which of these do you find the most outrageous? Let us know in the comments below!
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  • Which of these do you find the most outrageous? Let us know in the comments below! For everything Olympics, check out our playlist!:

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    • What about the mess with Paul Hamm? The South Korean Gymnast who “should have” won the AA gold in the 2004 Games but failed to follow the rules, filed a protest that was too late. Even so, the Federation of International Gymnastics sent Hamm a letter, begging him to give the South Korean the gold. USOC refused to deliver the letter. IOC possibly could have awarded dual golds, but that would have been wrong, given the South Korean’s failure to follow the protest rules. The whole thing makes me sick.

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    • @heypatk Thank you for mentioning this, I don’t know why I’ve never heard of this tragic event before. I guess it might be a mixture of I wasn’t born till the mid 80s, I’m not from that part of Europe (I’m UK) and I’ve never been a big sports fan, I’ve only ever followed the London 2012 Olympics (as it was my country hosting). So I’ve learnt something new today and will now go and read about exactly what happened. How very sad. Thanks again for bringing it to my attention

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  • Where is Milorad Cavic's loss to Phelps in 2008? Cavic clearly touched the end of the pool first but the clock didn't stop allowing Phelps to win another gold??

    Aleksa MilovanovićAleksa Milovanović8 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • The organic tuba enthrallingly wave because ice spectacularly empty before a orange box. pink, minor bottle

    Peter DraperPeter Draper23 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • man i still feel bad for Roy Jones

    matt allanmatt allan5 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Years after that its the us that send their army to afghan and another countries...oh how the morals have fallen ...but that is us full of 🐂 shit

    gede yogamgede yogam7 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • You know, I know its not relevant but I would like to know your opinions on China's new military stance. Cause I find it funny that they keep saying that they are allies with us now, however they won't explain why they are drastically increasing their military/nuclear force. Are they fighting themselves?

    jai schiltjai schilt7 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • As someone who is an active martial artist in taekwondo that's completely unprofessional you cant win everytime and that's not the way to handle a losing situation

    M JAYM JAY11 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • And Beijing next olympic will be a whole top 10 list by itself 😬😬🙄

    Patriots RockPatriots Rock11 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Of course Russia dopes, That's how Ivan Drago killed Apollo Creed and broke Rocky

    Thomas JonesThomas Jones12 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Alexis Vastine is missing on this list, he got disqualified twice in 2008 and 2012 despite easily dominating the boxing match

    Lorenzo CommergnatLorenzo Commergnat17 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • The 1968 Olympics could only remember the raised fists and yet completely ignored the massacre of hundreds of civilians by the Mexican government.

    Steven MccartSteven Mccart17 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • And China wasn't the first country to hide poverty. The 1984 L.A. Olympics saw many homeless people either run out of town or arrested.

    Steven MccartSteven Mccart17 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Why no mention of the east German steroid women. The swimmers looked like men! It was soo obvious something bizarre was happening. Figure skating judges were overdue to get busted.

    Steven MccartSteven Mccart17 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Zola Budd /Mary Decker race really made me mad. All the sports announcers were too biased. Decker was clearly at fault and she and the local media ruined that poor girls life.

    Steven MccartSteven Mccart17 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Displacing entire cities so people get get little pieces of metal. That's what is wrong with this world

    James Dunn Jr.James Dunn Jr.18 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • What abt 1972 Olympics with Israel athletes’ massacre?

    pallav purkayasthapallav purkayastha19 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • The olympics has been corrupt right from the start. Do not watch and never will.

    Tim LewisTim Lewis19 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Just stopped by because the thumbnail was hilarious and very unfortunate for the guy on the right 😂

    Izzy VeizIzzy Veiz21 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Russia's rebranding ahahaha

    Jonny OliveiraJonny Oliveira22 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Where the hell is “Melbun” Australia?

    Bradley ProwseBradley Prowse23 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Commies love to cheat huh. lool

    Jee NiusJee Nius24 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Mary Decker's behavior in the days after "the incident" was a perfect example of poor sportsmanship.

    Sarah RosaSarah Rosa25 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 7:42... Ya *Can't CRY* After Kicking a Referee in TheFace, then Menacing an Olympic Official... After They've *Booted* Ya *Out* The Olympics!

    AretnaP 3AretnaP 329 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • What about the saint Louis Olympics?

  • All I want to know is why was Ashton Kutchner at the Olympics at 10:25 🤷🏼

  • Finding it unbelievable that the Munich games were omitted!

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  • Also could've included banning Paavo Nurmi from 1932 Games. Basically the same reason as Jim Thorpe, allegations of being a professional.

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  • International Association of Athetlics Federation's investigation

  • Black controversy is cool🙏

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  • Wait, there are Olympic bids where bribery was going on? As a Fifa World Cup fan I am completely shocked!

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  • Ben Johnson: "Dirtiest race in Olympic history"? 😂😂😂 Apparently they've never heard of Florence Griffith-Joyner, the dirtiest *Olympian* in history. Everyone in the sport knew it. Most doctors wouldn't touch her. She retired at the height of her career as soon at the USOC announced random drug testing. Then she died at 38 due to the adverse affects of the drugs on her heart.

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  • no mention of Nadia Comadeski? hope I spelled that right

  • Why are you showing pictures of events with video easily available? This video was more boring than the actual Olympics.

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  • The 2021 Tokyo games have even more scandals not mentioned here. The uniform rules for women in two Olympic Games: beach volleyball and gymnastics were called to attention as a team from each of these events chose to wear more practical clothing for these events but got huge fines because it was against the rules, even though the clothing did not effect performance.

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  • Raising a fist is not a sign of peace or equality...

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  • One I remember from the 2012 Olympics... In Women's Football, in one of the Group Stage Games, North Korea nearly forfeited a match because the South Korean was shown by accident

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  • Unless I'm missing something, surely The murder of 11 Israelis in 1972 is about as Controversial and scandalous as it gets...

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  • Bizim okulun zil sesi, tenefüse çıkarken mutlu olacağımıza aşk acısı çekiyoruz

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  • Andreea Raducanu's doping scandal also. She was stripped of gold for an aspirin.

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  • is she saying IOC? Because it doesn't sound like that at all

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  • My step dad designed the slc speedskating oval. It was hard to learn about the bribery and skating scandal.

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  • Umm, how about #1 being the murders of Israelis at the Munich games in 1972?? Perhaps that doesn't quite fit the subject matter of this list, but is worthy at least of mention.

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  • 14:57 That guy really looks like Jimmy Carr taking his hat off.

  • The Chinese gymnastics team for age? Continuing the ‘72 Olympics after the terrorist attack?

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  • BLM being banned is the right call… What started out with good intentions has turned into a politicized joke where leaders make millions of dollars and real activist get nothing… Should be a crime

  • The Olympics is soooo corrupt.

  • The third one aged well... USS achieved what USSR cudnt... Destroying Afghanistan...

  • BLM banned - cut to liberal white women wearing BLM mask - typical

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  • Missing Věra Čáslavská's gesture against the soviet occupation of Czechoslovakia

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  • Why do you have videos from summer Olympics when talking about Sochi winter Olympics?????

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  • I remember watching the Seoul boxing events and noted immediately that the judges were not honest. I am in no way an expert in boxing but even through my inexperienced eyes I could see the unfairness of the judging.

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  • (ignore this) 7:39 15:09

  • Not only do the "Poor" of "Every Single Country" that hosts the Olympics end up getting the shitty end of the stick from the building to events day, this will never stop, they build in a poor area, so those in that poor area have to be moved, just look it up it has happened in every nation that has held the games, & will continue with the rest. The Olympics are all about Excellence in athletics, nothing to do with politics, so leave the politics out of it, but penalize the athletes & their nation for doping, & do it harshly, the same with the Olympic committee, if they are corrupt show them up for this by using them to send the message that it will not be tolerated & give them the harshest punishment possible.

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  • Budd had "Multiple Lasserations" from Decker's spikes & they did not happen all at the same time, which means she put up with it happening a number of times before giving it to Decker, I wouldn't.

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  • The biggest scandal of them all is that the terrorist attack and murder of Jewish athletes in the Munich Games. Anti Semitic much?

  • Looks that the problems in boxing stills going on.

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  • Man how many of these is Russia involved in? that is crazy

  • ALL nations except USA gave NAZI salute during opening ceremonies. Shameful. Many nations restricted participation by Jewish athletes. Shameful.

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  • I'm sorry, I just love when anyone born in Japan speaks english😁

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  • What about Tlatelolco?

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  • Practising all your life and having to sacrifice a lot of things happening in your life to do nothing but train and to finally compete in the Olympics and represent your country to only have an official have you disqualified for a minor rule, I could totally see why the athlete reacted in kicking that ref in the head. Now I'm not saying that it was right, all I'm saying is that I understand.

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  • I like that they barely touched on BLM...due to the current climate in the US...but one day I hope they do explore how a terrorist movement disguised as a slanted human rights movement, run by the Democrat party....fooled so many and only furthered hate and segregation!!!

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  • Some of these are not scandals at all..

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  • Rio should not have even been allowed to bid . lmfao

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  • How do you not mention the Munich Massacre of 1972 or the Atlanta 1996 bombing? Or East German doping? Or china’s human rights abuses in the lead up to Beijing 2022?

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  • I don't find shooting incident in Olympic Village. Why not in your list?

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  • By the way figure skating is still corrupt. They’ve just changed the scoring system to make it harder for people to see it

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  • russia can keep the mouth shut wwhen they are responsable of their own banning on the olympics

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  • While I agree that these are all scandalous, i believe the worst is the USA Women's Gymnastics team sex-abuse atrocity. Occurring over 2 decades and over 300 athletes abused. Horrible!

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Top 20 Most Scandalous Olympic Controversies Ever