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

Shaun White

Shaun White of the United States reacts after he competes in the Snowboard Men's Halfpipe final on day six of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics at Cypress Snowboard & Ski-Cross Stadium on February 17, 2010 in Vancouver, Canada. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Bode Miller 2006

RWENGEN, SWITZERLAND - JANUARY 12: Bode Miller, of the USA, talks to the media after his second day of training for the Wengen FIS World Cup Downhill race on January 12, 2006 in Wengen, Switzerland. Miller apologized for his comments during a television interview on drinking alcohol and competing. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

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

Austrian Team house

SAN SICARIO, ITALY - FEBRUARY 21: A general view of the Austrian Team house in San Sicario on Day 11 of the 2006 Turin Winter Olympic Games on February 21, 2006 in San Sicario, Italy. The IOC will investigate possible doping offences by Austria's cross-country and biathlon team.Two previous raids on the Austrain house have already been carried out by Italian police. (Photo by Sandra Behne/Bongarts/Getty Images)

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

Scott Lago

VANCOUVER, BC - FEBRUARY 18: Scott Lago of United States celebrates his bronze medal during the medal ceremony for the Men?s Halfpipe on day 7 of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics at BC Place on February 18, 2010 in Vancouver, Canada. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

U.S. men's hockey team 1998 Olympics


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)

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

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

1904 Marathon

Saint-Louis 1904-The start of the marathon.

Norbert Sudhaus

German student Norbert Sudhaus comes first in the marathon event at the Munich Olympics, 12th September 1972. In fact, he had only joined the race a quarter of a mile outside the stadium, and the real winner was the USA's Frank Shorter. (Photo by Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Cuba's Angel Valodia Matos

Cuba's Angel Valodia Matos, left, kicks match referee Sweden's Chakir Chelbat in the face during a bronze medal match against Kazakhstan's Arman Chilmanov in the men's taekwondo 80 kilogram class at the Beijing 2008 Olympics in Beijing, Saturday, Aug. 23, 2008. Matos attacked the official, throwing punches and kicks, after being declared the loser in his bronze medal match. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

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.

Spanish basketball team

This undated photo provided by Seur taken in Madrid shows Spain's Olympic men's basketball team making slant-eyed gestures while posing for an Olympics publicity photo. The photo was originally part of a publicity campaign for team sponsor Seur and is being used solely in Spain. (AP Photo/Seur) ** AP provides access to this publicly distributed handout photo. The copyright is owned by a third party**

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)

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)

Wladyslaw Kozakiewicz

Poland's Wladyslaw Kozakiewicz happily claims the victory of gold after clearing the best height and setting a new world record in the Olympic pole vault event on Wednesday, July 30, 1980 in Moscow, Soviet Union. The new world record was 5.78 meters ( 18 feet 11 1/2 inches). (AP Photo)ÿ