No matter how many times people are reminded to play fair in any sport, there will be times that they would go beyond the rules and cheat for their own good. In every professional sport, there is an aspect of cheating. Of course it is bad, and players will definitely be disqualified if caught doing something fishy things in order to win. Whether players get disqualified for doping or discredited for bribing the judges, one thing is for sure, in the end cheaters never really win.
Yes, it may be tempting to grab competitive advantage but one must remember the consequences of what they are doing. Especially if it’s done on the world’s biggest stage, at the Olympic Games.
In the Olympic Games, there are all too many instances of athletes who have turned to the use of various strategies to gain a leg up on their fellow competitors. In the history of the Olympics, cheaters who get caught often face punishment and disqualification. But sometimes, the official judgment and ruling of those who get caught take years to resolve.
Here are the top ten Olympic athletes caught cheating at the game over the years.