The summer games are a place for glory, victory, and honor. They're also a place for controversy, scandal, and dishonesty. As such, let's round up Olympic moments from both ends of the spectrum, from disgraceful cheating in 1896 to seriously inspiring political statements in 1968. Herewith, 32 of the most buzzworthy "What just happened?" moments in Olympic history.More
During the inaugural Olympic marathon, Spyridon Belokas cheated by taking a carriage ride for a good chunk of the race. Yet somehow, even with that extra boost, he only managed to cross the finish line in third place...?
Twenty years before American women could vote, they were allowed to compete in the Olympics, causing quite the stir. (That first year they could only compete in five events: tennis, equestrian, sailing, croquet, and golf, but it was still a pretty huge deal.)