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Most controversial moments from the Olympic games Watch

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    As the question says, what controversial moments from the Olympics came you remember seeing, I got a couple videos below


    This one the infamous basketball game from 1972 between USA and USSR when they allowed an extra three seconds long enough for USSR to snatch victory
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    That clash in athletics between Zola Budd and Mary Decker the LA games 1984 around 7 minutes into the video.
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    My brother was telling me how (I think it was Judo), Israel beat Egypt and the Israel contender went to shake hands with the Egyptian contender but the Egyptian contender walked off. He was probably annoyed and angry and the tiff between Muslims and Jews is already on high.
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    Hosting it in Brazil
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    (Original post by AperfectBalance)
    Hosting it in Brazil
    Nope.

    How about hosting the Winter Games in a warm coastal resort some 25 miles from the snow?
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    Great game but controversial at the end
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    The woman who dived for the finish line in the 400m to get gold yesterday.
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    USA Ladies Football team saying that Sweden played like cowards after losing to them.
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    Munich 1972 surely?

    Although that may be more shocking than controversial. Controversial maybe these:

    Owens in 1936 being snubbed by Hitler.
    Africans withdraw from 76 Olympics and US from 80.
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    In the boxing this year, they've admitted some of the judging was not up to standard (i.e. wrong, biased etc) and have stopped those judges from being involved in any more matches.

    I think one of the British boxers was one disadvantaged by this and knocked out incorrectly, but apparently the rules state the results still stand.
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    Boxing this year two boxing decisions levit and Conlan were gobsmackingly wrong.
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    (Original post by inhuman)
    Munich 1972 surely?

    Although that may be more shocking than controversial. Controversial maybe these:

    Owens in 1936 being snubbed by Hitler.
    Africans withdraw from 76 Olympics and US from 80.
    Urban myth, never actually happened.

    William J. Baker, Owens's biographer, says the newspapers made up the whole story. Owens himself originally insisted it wasn't true, but eventually he began saying it was, apparently out of sheer boredom with the issue.

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    In the boxing this year, they've admitted some of the judging was not up to standard (i.e. wrong, biased etc) and have stopped those judges from being involved in any more matches.

    I think one of the British boxers was one disadvantaged by this and knocked out incorrectly, but apparently the rules state the results still stand.
    Same thing happened in London, actually.
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    Fair enough.

    And it happens every Olympics in boxing...
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    Jason Kenny and Mark Cavendish should've been disqualified and GB coaches pressuring cyling judging officials to not disqualify them.

    I mean rules are rules and they broke the rules!

    Bad inconsistent judging.
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    (Original post by LuniaDragon)
    Jason Kenny and Mark Cavendish should've been disqualified and GB coaches pressuring cyling judging officials to not disqualify them.

    I mean rules are rules and they broke the rules!

    Bad inconsistent judging.
    4 riders could have disqualified from the Keirin, but with no camera on the line the judges couldn't prove who had done what. If you can't prove it, you can't penalise it.

    Cav didn't break any rules.

    Jealousy does nasty things to people...
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    (Original post by Drewski)
    4 riders could have disqualified from the Keirin, but with no camera on the line the judges couldn't prove who had done what. If you can't prove it, you can't penalise it.

    Cav didn't break any rules.

    Jealousy does nasty things to people...
    Spoken like a true Brexiter.
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    (Original post by inhuman)
    Spoken like a true Brexiter.
    Spoken like a true idiot
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    (Original post by Drewski)
    Spoken like a true idiot
    Oh man. The only idiot is the "oh no I am not a selfish *******, it actually is the better option" moron.
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    (Original post by inhuman)
    Owens in 1936 being snubbed by Hitler.
    I know Drewski already answered this but I just wanted to add a couple of details (which I am stealing from QI). Hitler initially only congratulated German winners but after his advisors said that this gave a bad impression, he decided to congratulate nobody. Jesse Owens was not snubbed as everybody else received the same treatment.
 
 
 
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