The most famous sports scandals



There are many kinds of sports in the sport, and not all of them are popular around the world. For winning the competition people are ready to give a lot, because at stake are often very big money. Not surprisingly, scandals are constantly breaking out in sports. Often talk about contractual matches in football, about doping in athletics. Distributed by the bribery of judges, dishonest game. But there are scandals in other, peace-loving sports. Some of them just went down in history.

The most famous sports scandals


Fishing.

People compete in this direction. A well-known scandal occurred in 2005. Then the fisherman from Missouri Paul Thormenen won in the competition for catching perch. Athletes were given a certain time, for which it was necessary to catch the established amount of fish. Thormenen did it before everyone else, long before the limit expired. His career was supposed to go up. However, soon the unfortunate champion was arrested on charges of fraud. Thormman won this competition, as did several previous ones with the help of cunning. But he also received a reward of $ 50 thousand dollars. It turned out that the athlete on the eve of the competition beforehand caught fish in the pond where the championship will take place. Then he tied the prey with a thin line to snags or branches at the bottom. When the competition started, he deftly snatched the necessary amount of fish. This allowed Tormanen to always be among the best fishermen. There was a loud scandal. Tormanen was forever disqualified in this sport, he received a suspended prison term and a fine of 120 hours of community service.

The most famous sports scandals

Another way to marathon.

In 1980, a little-known athlete from Cuba Rosie Ruiz won the marathon race. At the same time he also set a world record – 2 hours 31 minutes 56 seconds. However, when the judges looked more closely at this high result, it turned out that the winner was a fraud. At the start of the race, none of her rivals saw, and her record was half an hour faster than the time that she showed six months before in New York. But such progress is simply impossible! It turned out that Ruiz did not run the entire distance. As the investigation subsequently revealed, and in New York during the race, one of the photographers saw her in the subway. Such a resourceful act allowed the girl to show an excellent result. Thanks to him, Ruiz was invited to the prestigious Boston Marathon. But there she cheated again. Ruiz sat down on a bench in one of the public gardens, then broke into a marathon and won with a record time. Judges with a scandal revealed a deceiver, which, moreover, was not oriented in its “victorious” route.

The most famous sports scandals

Forbidden sport.

One time the game Jai Alai was very popular in the Philippines. In the hands of the players were put on long and arched clubs, they tried to throw a small but heavy ball. This sport was rather fast. About 30 years ago in the country there were competitions on Jai Alai, it was very popular. Not surprisingly, many scammers also showed interest in the game. After all, making money on people’s love is so simple. The government for a long time led the fight against rogues, until it decided to solve the problem cardinally. In 1988, this sport was banned in the country, and competitions on it were not held. As soon as cash prizes left the game, it ceased to be interesting to scammers. And only in 2001, Jai Alai was again authorized by the authorities.

The most famous sports scandals

Dangerous badminton. It has long been known that badminton is a peaceful favorite game of schoolchildren and holidaymakers on picnics. But more recently, this sport is even included in the program of the Olympic Games. But in Asia, badminton competitions have been held for a long time. In one of them, on July 28, 1988, in India, unknown people killed Sayed Modi. He was a repeated champion in this kind of competition. These events aroused great public resonance. It was said that the main suspect was a friend of an athlete who could be the lover of Sayed’s wife.Others said that the special services had turned this step to divert attention from politicians. There were suspects, arrests were made. However, no one punished for that murder.

The most famous sports scandals

Equestrian racket.

Horse racing has been a popular entertainment not so long ago. The jockey could sit directly on a steed, or in a two-wheeled cart, which the animal pulled. It would seem that there may be illegal? The scandal broke out when Thomas Lewis, the union leader, was killed. The investigation revealed high-profile facts. It turned out that Lewis ran all popular in the country equestrian competitions. Bandits and former prisoners were hired at hippodromes. At the same time, management was forbidden to dig into the biography of new employees. Under the very same Lewis, there was a group of four of the most desperate thugs. These bandits during the competition followed the order, pacifying the especially disaffected. The basis of the flow of funds were bets on the victory of the participants, a lot of money was brought and entrance fees. When all these facts were revealed, the arrivals were completely stopped by the governor. Only when fingerprints were taken from all 1200 employees, and the criminals were removed from the team, the jumps again opened.

The most famous sports scandals

School for young rugby players.

This game itself is traumatic and dangerous. The coach of the national team of South Africa Rudolf Straweli once thought of the best way to prepare his team for the 2003 World Championship. African athletes were sent to a training camp for policemen. And he was on the prairie. The whole event was called “Camp behind barbed wire.” Here the players were not up to the theory and strategic nuances in rugby. Training took place in the most that neither is the combat conditions. Players had to go through several difficult tests. So, they played on the ice of the lake at the barrel of the pistol of their coach. Players climbed into burrows, poured ice water, sang the national anthem, tore off the heads of the chickens and crawled in a plastunian manner naked. Rugby players very unusually prepared for the competition. When the press found out about it, a terrible scandal erupted. The coach was immediately fired, the fans got mad. The team was almost disqualified, besides, it also lost almost all the games in the season. Probably, it was necessary to give the Streuli to finish the training. One can imagine what the players prepared in this way would be capable of doing.

The most famous sports scandals

Tug of war.

Despite all the excitement of this sport, everyone considers it peaceful. By the way, the tug of war was included in the program of the Olympic Games until 1908. In those years, even a loud scandal, connected with a dirty game, was thundering. The team of the strongest police officers from Liverpool entered into a duel with the Americans. The English easily won that match. But their opponents made a scandal, drawing the judges’ attention to the fact that the police on their shoes had metal heels. This made it possible to better cling to the surface of the earth. The British began to justify themselves that this is a common for police shoes, and it does not contribute to the achievement of the result. Offended Americans left the competition. And the British won in the end on it a victory. Although they offered their overseas opponents to hold a rematch at all without any shoes, so this duel did not take place. We must pay tribute to the ingenious English, and the touchy Americans themselves have given up the chance to get even.

The most famous sports scandals

Drugs in the races.

Experts of the history of the “Naskar” rally can tell a lot about the fact that the roots of this competition are directly related to the brewing and illegal sale of alcohol. But these are trifles in comparison with what was revealed in the competitions in 1975-1986. It turned out that the crews of race cars received cash from their sponsors. Only it was necessary to take part in the transportation of drugs. As a result, for 8 years, racers very quickly transported about 300 tons of marijuana.As a result of the investigation, some athletes were imprisoned, and there was a run-around with shooting. Jokers also translated the name of the IMSA GT Championship as “International Marijuana Contraband Association”.

The most famous sports scandals

Troubled chess.

Around the quiet mental struggle of grandmasters sometimes burst serious scandals. A couple of them are connected with Anatoly Karpov. In 1978, he played his match for the title of World Champion with Viktor Korchnoi. This fight was very important. After all Korchnoi was a refugee from the country and the Soviet authorities could not allow Karpov’s defeat. The team of the Soviet athlete was about 80 people, including employees of the special department of the KGB. With them, clairvoyants, psychics, parapsychologists collaborated. Korchnoi saw that in the fourth row a strange man was watching him intently. He looked unblinkingly at the defection of the grandmaster. This greatly distracted Korchnoi. As a result, that match was overshadowed by a series of scandals. Korchnoi said that he was under psychological pressure. In addition, an anecdotal protest was made that Karpov was drinking kefir. In turn, Korchnoi called for the help of yogis and began to read the ancient spells. But in the battle of the non-chain forces Karpov won. Another major scandal erupted in 1986, when for the title of the strongest Karpov fought against Kasparov. When the latter lost just three consecutive games, he immediately came up with an explanation for such events. Kasparov decided that his assistants and seconds had betrayed him. The enraged chess player immediately fired some of them. Perhaps, it was this measure that allowed Kasparov to win in that match.

The most famous sports scandals


Dirty football.

The fact that there are contractual matches in football, everyone knows. But it’s rather difficult to deal with this. In addition, participants in the transaction are extremely reluctant to talk about their participation in it even after many years. In 2006, Italy became the world champion. But just a few days after the final match in the country, a scandal broke out that overshadowed the joy of victory. It turned out that the four club-grandees of the country – “Juventus”, “Fiorentina”, “Lazio” and “Milan” were involved in contractual matches. Many said that judges simply would not dare to punish influential clubs. Nevertheless, the justice proved to be impartial – all the guilty clubs must be sent to the “B” series, and “Juventus” also lost two of the won championships. In addition, the team received a penalty and a penalty. One title went to Inter, and the other was not awarded at all. The scandal was called “kalchopoli”. There was a series of appeals, after which all clubs, except for Juventus, were able to return to the top division. The club from Turin started playing in the series “B”. A penalty was reduced from 20 to 9 points. “Juventus” was able to overcome this punishment and just a year back.



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