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Top 10 Olympic Controversies

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Madeline de Jesus (1984)


In the 1984 Olympic Games, Madeline de Jesus was a member of the Puerto Rican 4 x 400 meter relay team. After she injured herself in the long jump, she asked her twin sister, Margaret (who was in Los Angeles as a spectator), to fill in for her in the preliminary heat. Margaret agreed. When the Puerto Rican coach found out, he refused to let the team take part in the finals.

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