15 Shocking Olympic Scandals

Nancy Kerrigan Attack 1 of 16

For years the Olympics have been almost as well known for their many scandals as they have been for their many triumphs.

One of the biggest Olympic scandals was the attack on figure skater Nancy Kerrigan in 1994. She was clubbed in the knee during a practice session for the US Figure Skating Championships as an effort to keep her out of the Olympics. Later, competitor Tonya Harding admitted to covering up her knowledge of the attack which was planned by her ex-husband. Amazingly Tonya took a plea for a $160,000 fine and 500 hours of community service and both girls ended up going on to compete in the 1994 Winter Olympics where Kerrigan took the silver medal and Harding took eighth place.