International competition is intense—with the best athletes from around the world competing for just three medals, it simply has to be.
Yet while such rivalry often inspires perseverance and dedication, sometimes the lust for success provokes the shattering of moral codes, a destruction of ethics.
Athletes and those involved with competition have long proven problematic for the International Olympic Committee, from men competing as women in the first half of the 20th century to various doping scandals in the century's second half and the Tonya Harding-Nancy Kerrigan "Whack Heard Around the World" in advance of the 1994 Lillehammer Games.
After a high-profile scandal in which several IOC members were accused of taking bribes from the Salt Lake Organizing Committee in exchange for selecting Salt Lake to host the games, the IOC instituted its Bleacher Report - Sports & Society
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