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10 Huge Olympic Controversies You May Have Forgotten

Scandal and the Olympics go hand in hand, apparently.

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After winning gold in the 1912 Olympic decathlon against all odds (and some sabotage), Native American athlete Jim Thorpe was stripped of his titles based on a technicality that retroactively revoked his amateur athlete status — making him ineligible to compete in the Olympics.

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Held in Berlin during Adolf Hitler’s reign over Germany, the 1936 Olympic games were filled with pro-Nazi propaganda. Historians confirmed Hitler used the games as a platform to showcase the Nazi regime on the world stage.

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