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Top 10 Olympic Controversies

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Tonya Harding/Nancy Kerrigan (1994)


Tonya Harding and Nancy Kerrigan were both top contenders for winning Olympic gold in the 1994 Winter Olympic Games. On January 6, 1994, Kerrigan was clubbed in the knee while leaving practice in Detroit, MI, sidelining her from competing in the U.S. Figure Skating Championship. Harding took the gold, and secured a spot on the Olympic team. Not long after, Shawn Eckhardt, the hired accomplice who clubbed Kerrigan, admitted to the FBI that he had been hired by Harding's ex-husband to carry out the attack. Harding admitted she knew about the attack in advance, but failed to come forward. She narrowly avoided getting kicked off the Olympic team. Luckily, Kerrigan recovered in time to compete in the Games, where she took the silver. Harding finished a distant 10th...and managed to avoid jail time.

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