The biggest and strangest scandals in the history of world sports

The biggest and strangest scandals in the history of world sports Rosie Ruiz was declared the winner of the Boston Marathon in 1980.  Recently, a resounding scandal erupted, its hero, American chess player Hans Niemann, who was accused by an investigation of cheating in more than 100 games.  The American player admitted cheating in matches he said were "unofficial when he was younger," denying cheating in competitive matches.  Chess.com, a chess website, presented a 72-page investigation that found Neiman was banned from the site for cheating, in front of high-ranking personalities in prize money competitions.  The site said Neiman may have cheated "much more" than he has recently admitted.  The scandal erupted earlier in October when Neiman blew a big surprise by defeating Magnus Carlsen, the world chess champion and legend of the game throughout its history, after the latter accused his opponent of cheating, but without providing any evidence.  The Spanish newspaper "MARCA" monitored the biggest fraud scandals in the history of world sport (without doping scandals), as follows:  1. Dora Germany was a man In the 1936 Olympics in the women's high jump competition, German Dora Ratgen took fourth place, and after 3 years she set the world record with 1.68 meters and held the record until 1957, when it was discovered that it was a man named Hermann who was participating in the women's competitions after tying his genitals in a certain way so that he does not appear to be a man.  The scandal unfolded when the former British title holder, Dorothy Tyler Odam, said in an official investigation that he had found Dora Ratgen working as a waiter in Bremen, and his name was Hermann, to be stripped of two European gold and the world record.  2. The autopsy revealed a surprise Hermann's scandal was repeated with the Polish sprint legend Stella Walsh, who was the fastest woman in the world and the first to break the barrier of 12 seconds in the 100 meters and 24 seconds in the 200 meters, after she won the 1932 Olympics gold and the 1936 Olympics silver in the 100 meters, and smashed or equalized 17 records. A world record during her sporting career.  And the discovery of the scandal of being a man was delayed until 1980 by chance when Walsh was killed in an armed robbery at a shopping center in the American city of Cleveland and an autopsy revealed that she was male or at least bisexual, meaning that he should participate in men's competitions and not women according to current Olympic regulations.  3. A runner rides the subway during a marathon In one of the strangest scandals in sports history, Cuban runner Rosie Ruiz won the Boston Marathon in 1980, setting a record time, less than her last record 6 months ago in the New York Marathon by a full 25 minutes, which caused the suspicion of the organizing committee and the rest of the runners, and soon it became clear that she I used the subway halfway through the marathon.  4. Gypsum boxing glove On June 16, 1983, Puerto Rican boxer Luis Resto defeated his American competitor, Billy Collins Jr. Discovery that the gloves Resto wore contained a plaster reinforced bandage.  Collins did not comment on the incident and died in a traffic accident.  5. Magic key in the weapon Ukrainian Boris Onishchenko, a modern pentathlon player who participated in 3 Olympic Games, recorded a major scandal in sports history due to his famous cheating during the Olympic Games in Montreal in 1976.  Onishchenko had an electric switch discovered on his foil with which he scored blows to his opponents in fencing, a pentathlon match, by simply pressing a button on the handle with his pinky and little finger.  The Ukrainian player tried to defend himself by saying that this sword was not his, but no one believed him.  6. Cut his eyebrows with a knife In 1989, Chile lost 1-0 to Brazil at the famous Maracanã stadium and would not have qualified with this result for the 1990 World Cup in Italy, which prompted Chilean goalkeeper Roberto Rojas to take advantage of the rioting of the Brazilian fans who threw Shamrock towards him in an attempt to show himself as a victim as he pulled out a knife and cut his eyebrows in a desperate attempt to rematch.  7. A disgrace in the history of Spanish sports The Royal Spanish Federation of Paralympic Sports made a 'fantastic team' at the Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games, Spain won the gold, but all but two of the players turned out to have no intellectual disability of any kind.  8. Narrowing the goal In 2009, cameras caught Denmark goalkeeper Kim Christensen moving the goalpost inward to make it narrower in a match against Örebro that ended in a goalless draw.

Rosie Ruiz was declared the winner of the Boston Marathon in 1980.

Recently, a resounding scandal erupted, its hero, American chess player Hans Niemann, who was accused by an investigation of cheating in more than 100 games.

The American player admitted cheating in matches he said were "unofficial when he was younger," denying cheating in competitive matches.

Chess.com, a chess website, presented a 72-page investigation that found Neiman was banned from the site for cheating, in front of high-ranking personalities in prize money competitions.

The site said Neiman may have cheated "much more" than he has recently admitted.

The scandal erupted earlier in October when Neiman blew a big surprise by defeating Magnus Carlsen, the world chess champion and legend of the game throughout its history, after the latter accused his opponent of cheating, but without providing any evidence.

The Spanish newspaper "MARCA" monitored the biggest fraud scandals in the history of world sport (without doping scandals), as follows:

1. Dora Germany was a man
In the 1936 Olympics in the women's high jump competition, German Dora Ratgen took fourth place, and after 3 years she set the world record with 1.68 meters and held the record until 1957, when it was discovered that it was a man named Hermann who was participating in the women's competitions after tying his genitals in a certain way so that he does not appear to be a man.

The scandal unfolded when the former British title holder, Dorothy Tyler Odam, said in an official investigation that he had found Dora Ratgen working as a waiter in Bremen, and his name was Hermann, to be stripped of two European gold and the world record.

2. The autopsy revealed a surprise
Hermann's scandal was repeated with the Polish sprint legend Stella Walsh, who was the fastest woman in the world and the first to break the barrier of 12 seconds in the 100 meters and 24 seconds in the 200 meters, after she won the 1932 Olympics gold and the 1936 Olympics silver in the 100 meters, and smashed or equalized 17 records. A world record during her sporting career.

And the discovery of the scandal of being a man was delayed until 1980 by chance when Walsh was killed in an armed robbery at a shopping center in the American city of Cleveland and an autopsy revealed that she was male or at least bisexual, meaning that he should participate in men's competitions and not women according to current Olympic regulations.

3. A runner rides the subway during a marathon
In one of the strangest scandals in sports history, Cuban runner Rosie Ruiz won the Boston Marathon in 1980, setting a record time, less than her last record 6 months ago in the New York Marathon by a full 25 minutes, which caused the suspicion of the organizing committee and the rest of the runners, and soon it became clear that she I used the subway halfway through the marathon.

4. Gypsum boxing glove
On June 16, 1983, Puerto Rican boxer Luis Resto defeated his American competitor, Billy Collins Jr. Discovery that the gloves Resto wore contained a plaster reinforced bandage.

Collins did not comment on the incident and died in a traffic accident.

5. Magic key in the weapon
Ukrainian Boris Onishchenko, a modern pentathlon player who participated in 3 Olympic Games, recorded a major scandal in sports history due to his famous cheating during the Olympic Games in Montreal in 1976.

Onishchenko had an electric switch discovered on his foil with which he scored blows to his opponents in fencing, a pentathlon match, by simply pressing a button on the handle with his pinky and little finger.

The Ukrainian player tried to defend himself by saying that this sword was not his, but no one believed him.

6. Cut his eyebrows with a knife
In 1989, Chile lost 1-0 to Brazil at the famous Maracanã stadium and would not have qualified with this result for the 1990 World Cup in Italy, which prompted Chilean goalkeeper Roberto Rojas to take advantage of the rioting of the Brazilian fans who threw Shamrock towards him in an attempt to show himself as a victim as he pulled out a knife and cut his eyebrows in a desperate attempt to rematch.

7. A disgrace in the history of Spanish sports
The Royal Spanish Federation of Paralympic Sports made a 'fantastic team' at the Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games, Spain won the gold, but all but two of the players turned out to have no intellectual disability of any kind.

8. Narrowing the goal
In 2009, cameras caught Denmark goalkeeper Kim Christensen moving the goalpost inward to make it narrower in a match against Örebro that ended in a goalless draw.
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