Olympians behaving badly

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Athletes occasionally choose to scrap the honorable Olympic standards and end up with a reputation for controversy, bad sportsmanship or just plain idiocy. Here are a few ways to get yourself in hot Olympic water in a hurry. -- By Mike Krumboltz and Vera H-C Chan

US figure skaters Nancy Kerrigan, right, passes by fellow teammate Tonya Harding, left, as Harding takes a break during team practice, Monday, Feb. 21, 1994, Hamar, Norway. The ladies? figure skating technical program begins on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Doug Mills)
Nancy Kerrigan, Tonya Harding
US figure skaters Nancy Kerrigan, right, passes by fellow teammate Tonya Harding, left, as Harding takes a break during team practice, Monday, Feb. 21, 1994, Hamar, Norway. The ladies? figure skating technical program begins on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Doug Mills)
Johann Mühlegg
Johann Mühlegg
Johann Mühlegg
VANCOUVER, BC - FEBRUARY 18: Gold medalist Evan Lysacek (C) of the United States poses with silver medalist Evgeni Plushenko (L) of Russia and bronze medalist Daisuke Takahashi of Japan in the men's figure skating free skating on day 7 of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics at the Pacific Coliseum on February 18, 2010 in Vancouver, Canada. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Evan Lysacek;Evgeni Plushenko;Daisuke Takahashi
Figure Skating Men's Singles - Day 7
VANCOUVER, BC - FEBRUARY 18: Gold medalist Evan Lysacek (C) of the United States poses with silver medalist Evgeni Plushenko (L) of Russia and bronze medalist Daisuke Takahashi of Japan in the men's figure skating free skating on day 7 of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics at the Pacific Coliseum on February 18, 2010 in Vancouver, Canada. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Evan Lysacek;Evgeni Plushenko;Daisuke Takahashi
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VANCOUVER, BC - FEBRUARY 25: Team Canada celebrate winning the gold medal following their 2-0 victory during the ice hockey women's gold medal game between Canada and USA on day 14 of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics at Canada Hockey Place on February 25, 2010 in Vancouver, Canada. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
Ice Hockey - Women's Gold Medal Game
VANCOUVER, BC - FEBRUARY 25: Team Canada celebrate winning the gold medal following their 2-0 victory during the ice hockey women's gold medal game between Canada and USA on day 14 of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics at Canada Hockey Place on February 25, 2010 in Vancouver, Canada. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
East German luger Ortrun Enderlein. <span class="language de">Zentralbild Studre´ Pr-15.2.1965-Deutsche Meisterschaften im Rennschlitten am 14.2.1965 in Oberhof-Ortrun Enderlein (SC Traktor Oberwiesenthal) holte sich im Frauen-Einer den Meistertitel.</span>
Ortrun Enderlein Feb. 15, 1965
East German luger Ortrun Enderlein. Zentralbild Studre´ Pr-15.2.1965-Deutsche Meisterschaften im Rennschlitten am 14.2.1965 in Oberhof-Ortrun Enderlein (SC Traktor Oberwiesenthal) holte sich im Frauen-Einer den Meistertitel.
Nick D'Arcy and Kenrick Monk
Nick D'Arcy and Kenrick Monk
Nick D'Arcy and Kenrick Monk
-Members of Australia Olympic men's relay swim team sit at a table during a press conference in Sydney, Australia, Friday, Feb. 22, 2013, following reports they engaged in disruptive behavior including making prank calls during the Australian team's pre-Olympic games camp in Manchester. Former world swimming champions Magnussen and Eamon Sullivan, and their 4x100-meter relay teammates, face possible sanction from the Australian Olympic Committee after admitting taking the sleeping medication Stilnox during a "bonding session" ahead of last year's London Games. From left:Cameron McEvoy, James Magnussen, Eamon Sullivan, Australian Swimmers Association Chief Executive Daniel Kowalski, Swimming Australia President Barclay Nettlefold, Matthew Targett, James Roberts, Tommaso D'Orsogna. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)
Australia men's swim team
-Members of Australia Olympic men's relay swim team sit at a table during a press conference in Sydney, Australia, Friday, Feb. 22, 2013, following reports they engaged in disruptive behavior including making prank calls during the Australian team's pre-Olympic games camp in Manchester. Former world swimming champions Magnussen and Eamon Sullivan, and their 4x100-meter relay teammates, face possible sanction from the Australian Olympic Committee after admitting taking the sleeping medication Stilnox during a "bonding session" ahead of last year's London Games. From left:Cameron McEvoy, James Magnussen, Eamon Sullivan, Australian Swimmers Association Chief Executive Daniel Kowalski, Swimming Australia President Barclay Nettlefold, Matthew Targett, James Roberts, Tommaso D'Orsogna. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)
Paraskevi Papachristou, la expulsada
<span>Saint-Louis 1904-The start of the marathon.</span>
1904 Marathon
Saint-Louis 1904-The start of the marathon.
BADMINTON SCANDAL: A combination image shows the women's doubles pair of (clockwise from top left) China's Wang Xiaoli (L) and Yang Yu, South Korea's Jung Kyung Eun (Top) and Kim Ha Na, Indonesia's Greysia Polii and Meiliana Jauhari and South Korea's Ha Jung-eun (L) and Kim Min-jung during their matches during the London 2012 Olympics.
2012 Olympic scandals and controversies
BADMINTON SCANDAL: A combination image shows the women's doubles pair of (clockwise from top left) China's Wang Xiaoli (L) and Yang Yu, South Korea's Jung Kyung Eun (Top) and Kim Ha Na, Indonesia's Greysia Polii and Meiliana Jauhari and South Korea's Ha Jung-eun (L) and Kim Min-jung during their matches during the London 2012 Olympics.
Ara Abrahamian of Sweden leaves the podium immediatley after receiving the bronze medal he won in the Men's Greco-Roman 84kg category and discards it in the center of the mat at the China Agriculture University Gymnasium during Day 6 of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games on August 14, 2008 in Beijing, China. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Ara Abrahamian
Ara Abrahamian of Sweden leaves the podium immediatley after receiving the bronze medal he won in the Men's Greco-Roman 84kg category and discards it in the center of the mat at the China Agriculture University Gymnasium during Day 6 of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games on August 14, 2008 in Beijing, China. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Iran's Arash Miresmaeili carries the Iranian flag, during the opening ceremony of the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Friday, Aug. 13, 2004. According to a report from the official IRNA news agency, world featherweight judo champion Arash Miresmaeili, has withdrawn from the Olympics because he refused to fight Israeli Ehud Vaks in the first round of the tournament. (AP Photo/Hasan Sarbakhshian)
Arash Miresmaeili
Iran's Arash Miresmaeili carries the Iranian flag, during the opening ceremony of the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Friday, Aug. 13, 2004. According to a report from the official IRNA news agency, world featherweight judo champion Arash Miresmaeili, has withdrawn from the Olympics because he refused to fight Israeli Ehud Vaks in the first round of the tournament. (AP Photo/Hasan Sarbakhshian)
Paraskevi Papachristou, la expulsada
<span>Saint-Louis 1904-The start of the marathon.</span>
1904 Marathon
Saint-Louis 1904-The start of the marathon.
BADMINTON SCANDAL: A combination image shows the women's doubles pair of (clockwise from top left) China's Wang Xiaoli (L) and Yang Yu, South Korea's Jung Kyung Eun (Top) and Kim Ha Na, Indonesia's Greysia Polii and Meiliana Jauhari and South Korea's Ha Jung-eun (L) and Kim Min-jung during their matches during the London 2012 Olympics.
2012 Olympic scandals and controversies
BADMINTON SCANDAL: A combination image shows the women's doubles pair of (clockwise from top left) China's Wang Xiaoli (L) and Yang Yu, South Korea's Jung Kyung Eun (Top) and Kim Ha Na, Indonesia's Greysia Polii and Meiliana Jauhari and South Korea's Ha Jung-eun (L) and Kim Min-jung during their matches during the London 2012 Olympics.
Ara Abrahamian of Sweden leaves the podium immediatley after receiving the bronze medal he won in the Men's Greco-Roman 84kg category and discards it in the center of the mat at the China Agriculture University Gymnasium during Day 6 of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games on August 14, 2008 in Beijing, China. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Ara Abrahamian
Ara Abrahamian of Sweden leaves the podium immediatley after receiving the bronze medal he won in the Men's Greco-Roman 84kg category and discards it in the center of the mat at the China Agriculture University Gymnasium during Day 6 of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games on August 14, 2008 in Beijing, China. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Iran's Arash Miresmaeili carries the Iranian flag, during the opening ceremony of the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Friday, Aug. 13, 2004. According to a report from the official IRNA news agency, world featherweight judo champion Arash Miresmaeili, has withdrawn from the Olympics because he refused to fight Israeli Ehud Vaks in the first round of the tournament. (AP Photo/Hasan Sarbakhshian)
Arash Miresmaeili
Iran's Arash Miresmaeili carries the Iranian flag, during the opening ceremony of the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Friday, Aug. 13, 2004. According to a report from the official IRNA news agency, world featherweight judo champion Arash Miresmaeili, has withdrawn from the Olympics because he refused to fight Israeli Ehud Vaks in the first round of the tournament. (AP Photo/Hasan Sarbakhshian)
Ara Abrahamian of Sweden leaves the podium immediatley after receiving the bronze medal he won in the Men's Greco-Roman 84kg category and discards it in the center of the mat at the China Agriculture University Gymnasium during Day 6 of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games on August 14, 2008 in Beijing, China. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Ara Abrahamian
Ara Abrahamian of Sweden leaves the podium immediatley after receiving the bronze medal he won in the Men's Greco-Roman 84kg category and discards it in the center of the mat at the China Agriculture University Gymnasium during Day 6 of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games on August 14, 2008 in Beijing, China. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Iran's Arash Miresmaeili carries the Iranian flag, during the opening ceremony of the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Friday, Aug. 13, 2004. According to a report from the official IRNA news agency, world featherweight judo champion Arash Miresmaeili, has withdrawn from the Olympics because he refused to fight Israeli Ehud Vaks in the first round of the tournament. (AP Photo/Hasan Sarbakhshian)
Arash Miresmaeili
Iran's Arash Miresmaeili carries the Iranian flag, during the opening ceremony of the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Friday, Aug. 13, 2004. According to a report from the official IRNA news agency, world featherweight judo champion Arash Miresmaeili, has withdrawn from the Olympics because he refused to fight Israeli Ehud Vaks in the first round of the tournament. (AP Photo/Hasan Sarbakhshian)

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