The dark side of the Olympics and Olympians comes up to the forefront once more, as Oscar Pistorius, South African Sprinter, is charged with the death of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp. Reportedly, Pistorius shot her at his place on 14th of February, 2013 morning. Pistorius claims to have mistaken Reeva for a home invader. He is going to go up for trial from 3rd to 20th March of 2014.
Olympics is really infamous for being the home ground to controversy. Well, what else do you expect when you get thousands of extremely trained and sculpted people from around the world and then put them together to compete for the title of ‘World’s Best’? The extreme pressure often drives professionals to lose their minds.
The following infographics demonstrates the well reputed scandals and secrets from the Olympians through history. Though these are definitely matters of juicy gossip and page 3, yet sometimes, one really needs to sit back and think about the structure of the entire sporting event.
Time has proved that Olympics cannot be made foolproof, and every time there is some controversy or the other that gets associated with the tournament. And as history has shown, many a times, honest hard working people suffer due to these scandals. And they certainly do not deserve that.