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The worst four cases of sports cheating in history, by Chitox!


Cheating and deceit in order to win, or manipulate the results for various reasons may be common in many sports and tournaments, and the following is a review of the top cases of sports cheating during the past decades


Crash Scandal:

The Renault Formula One car crash in the 2008 Singapore Grand Prix was rated the worst fraud in history. Where Renault's Flavio Briatore asked the driver Nelson Piquet Jr. to break his car in the race in order to disrupt the race, giving the other driver Fernando Alonso the chance to take advantage of safety procedures accidents during the race.

The timing of the crash was perfect for the team. It was two rounds later Alonso refueled his car and changed his tires, so he ended the race by winning first place, Renault's first win in two years.


Scandal of the racer :

During the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul, The Canadian runner Ben Johnson shocked the world when he won the Olympic 100m title, setting a record time of 9.79 seconds. The win came at the expense of the famous American Carl Lewis, Johnson announced that his record will remain steadfast for fifty or 100 years.

However, his record only lasted three days. the laboratory tests showed that Johnson had taken doping. He was stripped of the gold medal, canceled his record and banned from running for two years.


Basketball scandal:

During the 2000 Paralympic Games in Sydney, the Spanish team won the gold medal, but the team was later forced to return the medal after it was found that 10 of the 12 players in the team were not disabled at all.

The one who revealed the cheating is the member of the team and the hidden journalist Carlos Ribagorda, explaining that the players of the Spanish team did not undergo medical tests to confirm their disabilities.


The hand of God:

The most famous trick, perhaps in all of history, was the one that created a sharp dispute between two schools and two football spawning areas in the world, specifically between England and Argentina,  And during that period, the Argentinian prodigy Diego Maradona was at the top of his sporting career.

During the match between the two teams, Maradona managed to score two goals, ending the game with a 2-0 win over England. When Maradona scored his country's first goal, he seemed to have scored with a header, but he used his hand, prompting England players to protest vigorously. But the referee rejected the objections.

When Maradona was asked about the first goal, he said that it was "the hand of God" that had achieved the goal.