The Biggest Scandals Of The Olympic Games

The Olympic Games bring together the best athletes from all over the world, but being “the best” sometimes comes at a price. Whether it be pressure to win gold and glory for their country or to level the playing field, these athletes have made some unwise decisions to aid their game.

Suspected Doping At 2018 Winter Games In Pyeongchang

Valery SharifulinTASS via Getty Images
Valery SharifulinTASS via Getty Images

Midway through the 2018 Winter Games in Pyeongchang, Russian curler Aleksandr Krushelnitckii was suspected of testing positive for meldonium, which is a banned prescription heart drug that delivers more oxygen to muscle tissue. The accusation came after Krushelnitckii and the rest of the Olympic Athletes from Russia (OAR) won the bronze for the mixed-doubles curling tournament.

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) opened a formal case against Krushelnitckii that not only puts the team’s medal at risk but might also prevent them from transcending their neutral status at the games due to alleged doping scandals brought up against them for years, as you’ll soon learn.