top 10 sports athletes who were caught cheating in surprising ways!
We love sports. Yes, many of us have fond memories heading out after school, work or on the weekends to play a game of baseball, shoot some hoops or even play the front nine at a local golf course. If you don’t feel like playing then you, like millions upon millions of people, probably enjoy watching a variety of different sporting events – whether live or televised. In these instances, the action can be intense, the rivalries fierce and stress levels, even for a fan, extremely high. At the highest levels of competition the training, dedication and effort all come at 100%. Individual athletes and teams give their all to win trophies and titles because they know that failure often brings nothing but humiliation or even a shortened career.
As the stakes are so high in competitive sports, the athletes and teams will often go to great lengths to win – even if it means going outside the rules. In this case we should call it what it is – cheating. Over the last several years there have been some pretty high profile cheating cases across a range of sports. From football to cycling to motorsport, athletes everywhere have tried to gain an illegal advantage and been caught. Some cases of cheating shocked a nation, disgraced a sports hero or led to a massive overhaul of the sports event in question. In other cases, a darling of the sports world did their best to brush it all under the carpet in an effort to distance themselves from the allegations – but the fans will always remember.