The Mexico City Olympics in 1968 were the first games to introduce anti-doping laws which resulted in Hans-Gunnar Liljenwall becoming the first-ever Olympian to be disqualified from a Games for drug abuse . A steady hand and nerves of steel are required for competitive pistol shooting. Swedish Modern Pentathlete, Hans-Gunnar Liljenwall, achieved this by steadying his nerves with a strong drink.… More The first-ever Olympian to be disqualified from a Games for drug abuse.
The Guardian reported on Tuesday 7 August 2012 that Seven Cameroon athletes had ‘gone missing’ during the London 2012 Olympic Games. Drusille Ngako, a reserve goalkeeper for the women’s football team, was the first to disappear. Then swimmer Paul Ekane Edingue went missing. On Sunday the five boxers – Thomas Essomba, Christian Donfack Adjoufack, Abdon Mewoli,… More The mystery of the missing athletes.
A record crowd of 80,203 attended the final of the London 2012 Olympics women’s football. The USA beat Japan 2-1 at Wembley, claiming their fourth Olympic gold in women’s football. Midfielder Carli Lloyd scored both goals for the US – a header after eight minutes and a powerful strike after the break. Yuki… More London 2012 Olympics – Women’s football final
History is being made at Wembley tonight Although men’s football has been included in every Olympic Games except 1896 and 1932 women’s football was not included in the Olympics until the 1996 Atlanta Games. The USA has made it to the final in all the preveious four Olympic Games, winning the gold medal three times.… More Women’s football at the london 2012 Olympics
Eight Badminton players were disqualified from London 2012 for throwing their matches. In an attempt to lose their matches the top seeds from China, a pair from Indonesia and two pairs from South Korea deliberately conceded points. Spectators who had paid to watch the matches booed the players off the courts at Wembley Arena. Lord Coe, London 2012… More Match fixing at the Olympics
1908, 1948 and 2012 London is the only city to host the Summer Games three times. Today the eyes of the world are on the London Olympics again as the Opening ceremony is staged. While Beijing’s opening ceremony had 2008 pounding drummers and cost a reported $100m, the Oscar-winning director Danny Boyle was given a… More The host of three Summer Olympics
Some people are still prepared to bend the truth, rather than bend the ball to succeed. We’re not just talking about taking performance enhancing substances. What about faking injuries to slow down a game? Or throwing a match? While there may be many small cheats in sport, there are a number of bigger ones that hit the… More Sports Cheaters never prosper