The Olympics are a time for glory, but can also provide a worldwide audience when something goes wrong. Take our quiz to see how much you know about some of the greatest scandals and controversies of Olympic games, past and present.
In retaliation for the U.S. boycott of the 1980 Games in Moscow, the USSR skipped the 1984 Summer Games in Los Angeles.
Thorpe lost his pentathlon and decathlon medals after officials learned he earned money playing pro baseball in 1909 and 1910.
Kerrigan came back from a whack to the knee — planned by Harding's ex-husband — to win the silver in Lillehammer, while Harding broke a shoelace and finished 8th.
Lorz famously hopped in a car at mile 9, before jumping out at the end to finish the race on foot. He won, but was later disqualified for his cheating ways.
Security guard Richard Jewell was initially blamed for the bombing at Centennial Olympic Park in Atlanta, which killed two and injured over 100. Jewell was later cleared of any wrongdoing and another man confessed to the crime.
After the French judge admitted that she was pressured to give the win to the Russian team, officials decided to smooth over the scandal by awarding a second gold to Canadians Sale and Pelletier.
Raducan was stripped of her all-around crown after taking cold medicine prescribed by her team doctor. Despite numerous appeals, the gold went to second-place finisher Simona Amanar.
Track and field runners Tommie Smith and John Carlos raised their fists to support civil rights during the medal ceremony at the 1968 Games in Mexico City.
It was 1972 when the USSR narrowly edged out the U.S. team for gold, prompting President Nixon to say, "Well, we got screwed."
After Canadian Ben Johnson was caught doping at the 1988 Games in Seoul, the gold in the 100m went to American Carl Lewis.
Budd — who hailed from South Africa — represented Great Britain in the 1984 Games, when she famously collided with Mary Decker and finished seventh.
After a surprising number of gymnasts crashed on the vault, officials realized the apparatus was set two inches too low. While gymnasts were allowed to repeat their vaults after the issue was fixed, the error took a huge toll on the competitors.
An epee is a fancy fencing sword. In 1976, USSR athlete Boris Onichenko rigged his electronic epee to help him cheat his way to pentathlon gold.
Berlin was seen as a controversial host for the games due to the rise of the Nazis and the country's atrocious human rights record at the time.
At the 1972 Olympics in Munich, a group of Palestinian terrorists kidnapped 11 Israeli athletes and coaches, holding them hostage before executing them.
Jones handily defeated Park Si Hun at the 1988 Games, but the judges decided to award the gold to Si Hun. Fans were left scratching their heads, and two of the judges were later banned for life from the sport.
Jones handily won five gold medals in track and field events at the 2000 games, then later had to return them after she admitted to doping.
Officials hoping to lure the Olympics to Salt Lake City used a host of shady tactics to win the games, and several later ended up in prison for their antics.
Armstrong rode away with the bronze at the 2000 games in Sydney but later returned the medal after he admitted to doping.
After officials learned that China included a 14-year old on their women's gymnastics team in 2000, they lost their team medal they had earned in the event.
Officials raided the housing of Austria's biathlon and cross country teams searching for evidence related to doping suspicions.
Rebagliati was nearly stripped of his gold medal in snowboarding after testing positive for marijuana in 1998. Fortunately for him, marijuana wasn't actually on the IOC's list of banned substances at that time.
South Africa was banned from sending teams to the Olympics in 1964 due to the country's apartheid policies. It was finally permitted to send teams to the games again starting in 1992.
The Dream Team, which consisted largely of professional players, crushed the competition at the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona.
Lysacek won the gold in Vancouver despite being one of the few top male skaters who didn't include a quadruple jump in his program.
Jensen died while cycling after taking a drug he hoped would improve his blood circulation. He is now seen as one of the earliest examples of doping during the games.
East German female athletes were regularly given male hormones to boost their Olympic performance. Several East German officials were later jailed for their participation in this scandal.
The Sochi Games were the costliest in history at $51 billion, and many questioned where exactly all this money went.
While Walsh was a celebrated a female runner, an autopsy performed upon her death proved she was intersex and that it may have played a part in her success.
After Putin warned against pushing "gay propaganda" in Sochi, both athletes and the public erupted in protest and spoke up in support of the gay community.