Classic Olympics gaffes

Whether funny, outrageous or cringe-inducing, the Olympics always provide those unexpected, less-than-perfect moments. -- By Jason Owens

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The USA's Scottie Pippen, left, with Michael Jordan, center, and Clyde Drexler, pose with their gold medals after beating Croatia 117-85 in Olympic basketball at Barcelona, Aug. 8, 1992. (AP Photo/Susan Ragan)
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The USA's Scottie Pippen, left, with Michael Jordan, center, and Clyde Drexler, pose with their gold medals after beating Croatia 117-85 in Olympic basketball at Barcelona, Aug. 8, 1992. (AP Photo/Susan Ragan)
16 Feb 2002: Apolo Anton Ohno #369 of the USA gets his skate across the finish line as Steven Bradbury #300 of Australia celebrates winning the gold in the men's 1000m speed skating final during the Salt Lake City Winter Olympic Games at the Salt Lake Ice Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. Ohno collided with the rest of the finalist but was able to cross the line second to win the silver medal. DIGITAL IMAGE. Mandatory Credit: Clive Mason/Getty Images
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16 Feb 2002: Apolo Anton Ohno #369 of the USA gets his skate across the finish line as Steven Bradbury #300 of Australia celebrates winning the gold in the men's 1000m speed skating final during the Salt Lake City Winter Olympic Games at the Salt Lake Ice Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. Ohno collided with the rest of the finalist but was able to cross the line second to win the silver medal. DIGITAL IMAGE. Mandatory Credit: Clive Mason/Getty Images
** FILE ** In this Aug. 14, 2008 file photo, Swedish wrestler Ara Abrahamian leaves his medal on the mat during the medal ceremony in protest at the Beijing 2008 Olympics in Beijing. Abrahamian was banned for two years along with his coach for "scandalous behavior," the sport's governing body said Thursday Nov. 6, 2008. (AP Photo/Vanda Biffani, File) ** NO SALES **
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** FILE ** In this Aug. 14, 2008 file photo, Swedish wrestler Ara Abrahamian leaves his medal on the mat during the medal ceremony in protest at the Beijing 2008 Olympics in Beijing. Abrahamian was banned for two years along with his coach for "scandalous behavior," the sport's governing body said Thursday Nov. 6, 2008. (AP Photo/Vanda Biffani, File) ** NO SALES **
American Lindsey Jacobellis who was leading in the final of the Women's Snowboard Cross competition, crashes in sight of the finish at the Turin 2006 Winter Olympic Games in Bardonecchia, Italy, Friday, Feb. 17, 2006. Tanja Frieden of Switzerland won the race to take the gold medal, Jacobellis finished second to take the silver medal, and Dominique Maltais of Canada bronze. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau)
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American Lindsey Jacobellis who was leading in the final of the Women's Snowboard Cross competition, crashes in sight of the finish at the Turin 2006 Winter Olympic Games in Bardonecchia, Italy, Friday, Feb. 17, 2006. Tanja Frieden of Switzerland won the race to take the gold medal, Jacobellis finished second to take the silver medal, and Dominique Maltais of Canada bronze. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau)

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