As a child, the Olympics captivated my attention as a way to see worldwide competition. Some strange sports. The spectacle. The bringing together of families to watch. The national pride. But the specter of cheating has existed forever.
The 1972 Men's basketball team getting screwed. Competing against East German women with moustaches. Rigged gymanastic and skating judging. Our own massive doping situations in track and field. But doping I always thought was the only way to cheat in track. Looks like that isn't the case.
The linked article tells the story of how Russia cheated in several track events in 1980. An interesting read Campbell Robbed?
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