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Top 10 Olympic Controversies

by Lindsay Hutton

Scandals at the Olympic Games have been going on almost as long as the Games themselves. From funny to fascinating, here is a list of the top 10 Olympic controversies throughout the years.

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Fred Lorz (1904)


Fred Lorz was a long-distance runner best known for "winning" the marathon in the 1904 Summer Olympic Games. At mile 9, Lorz became so tired that he hitched a ride in his trainer's car for the next 11 miles. When the car broke down, Lorz returned to the stadium on foot, where he broke the tape and was considered the winner. Although he initially went along with the victory, he eventually admitted to the stunt, and Thomas Hicks was named the real winner.

Next: Jim Thorpe (1912)

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