Olympics 2012: 10 Biggest Controversies from Summer Games

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Olympics 2012: 10 Biggest Controversies from Summer Games
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Controversy is as much a part of the Olympics as the Games themselves. From Fred Lorz famously hitching a cab ride to cut out most of the men's marathon in 1904 to allegations of underage gymnasts at the 2008 Games, there has not been an Olympic year without drama.

There has been no shortage of controversy at the 2012 Games in London. On the contrary, with the a burgeoning Twitter presence and feverish news cycle, controversy has been difficult to avoid. Would badminton have become a widely discussed because of the expulsion hullabaloo 20 years ago?

Here are the top 10 Olympic controversies of the London Games.

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