Top frauds in sports history

Top 10 Frauds in Sports History
No. 3 East German Women's Swim Team
The East German women's swim team needed some help. In the Olympics of 1964, '68 and '72, they won only a combined 11 medals. So in an attempt to get a leg up on their competition, the 1976 team, in preparation for the Montreal Games, turned to performance-enhancing drugs like hormones and steroids, obtained through a government program. For the swimmers, the results were self-explanatory: 1976 - 18 medals (11 gold); 1980 - 26 medals (11 gold); 1984 - boycott; 1988 - 22 medals (10 gold).

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Was baseball just as tainted during the last two decades? Nobody knows for sure, but we do know that there were many cheaters who have gone on to reap benefits from their misdeeds. These sports figures have disgraced their names and their sports to gain an edge. We’ll take a look at the biggest scandals that have knocked the sports world off its feet — whether it’s gambling, the use of illegal drugs, or just plain cheating. So here's the dishonor roll:
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