Top 10 Scandals in Summer Olympic History

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Top 10 Scandals in Summer Olympic History
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The Summer Olympics is a celebratory venue where athletes from around the world come to compete against one another on equal footing, but the show isn't always pretty.

Numerous scandals with varying degrees of insensitivity and bad judgment sometimes stain the festivities, taking the focus away from the exceptional athletes and their accomplishments. 

Hopefully this year's gala in London won't be subject to such juvenile behavior, but if history shows us anything, it's that we're bound to see at least one scandal this summer, too.

I'm not including violent scandals like the Munich Massacre on this list, nor will I include Marion Jones' fall from grace after the PED scandal rocked the sporting world in 2007.

For the purposes of this list I'm focusing only on the scandals that impacted the games while they were being played.

Here are the top 10 most egregious scandals to have plagued the Summer Olympics in modern history. 

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