10 Athletes Who Were Caught Cheating On Live TV

  • 3:55 pm March 7, 2018
  • bhavna

For every one honorable way to succeed, there are many ways to cheat in order to get there. Over the years of the sport, these people take the credit for playing it dirty.Cheating is cheating and here are some examples of athletes caught cheating


New Orleans Saints violated NFL rules by offering bonuses for injuring opposing players during games due to which many notable players were injured from 2009 to 2012.

Spanish Paralympics Team

The 2000 Spain Paralympics team had 12 members with two among them were actually mentally disabled. They went on to win Gold, but a Spanish journalist revealed that they were completely normal.

Bad at Badminton

In the 2012 London Olympics, eight women badminton players have been booed off their pitches after players regularly served into the net or hit wide purposefully in order to lose and play weaker teams in the next round.

A Likely Story

In 1987, while Joe Niekro was pitching for the Minnesota Twins, a sandpaper fell out of his pocket that he claimed to keep his nails sharp. But it was found that he was doctoring the ball to his advantage.

Sticky Situation

Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Will Smith was ejected from the game after umpires found a foreign substance on his arm which he claimed to have forgotten to wipe out before the game started.

Dora Ratjen and High (Voice) Jump

In the 1936 Olympics, a man, Hermann, was convinced by the Hitler Youth to bind his genitals tightly to his body with the intention of competing against other women in the high jump.

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During the 2008 Singapore Grand Prix, the team ordered driver Nelson Piquet Jr. to intentionally crash to cause a restart which would allow Fernando Alonso to get close to the leader. Alonso won the race but the team was suspended from competition for two years.

Running From The Truth

Julie Miller finished first in the women’s 40-44 age group but was later disqualified and her victory stripped after it was determined that she did not complete the entire run course of Ironman Canada based on the combination of photographs and timing data.

The Hand of God

In 1986 World Cup quarterfinal between England and Argentina, Diego Maradona slapped the ball into the net with his left hand, which appeared like a header to referee.

Lights Out

In the 1976 Montreal Games, Boris Onischenko modified his sword to complete a circuit without making contact for which he was disqualified for cheating, stripped of his medals, and banned for lifetime.

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