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    • American football controversies

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    • Animal welfare in sports

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    • Sport and apartheid in South Africa

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    • Brawls in team sports

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    • Commonwealth Games controversies

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    • Drugs in sport

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    • Gender verification in sports

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    • Racism in sport

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    • Sportspeople banned for life

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    • List of sporting scandals

    • This is a list of major sports scandals: . (The printing on The Sporting News (October 7, 1920) is available through paperofrecord.com for its subscribers). ... Read »


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    • List of professional sportspeople convicted of crimes

    • This list includes sports-people who have been convicted of serious crimes (such as felonies in the United States). It comprises both professionals and those amateurs who have competed at the highest levels. Cleared of a 2005 murder in 2007. Murder he was convicted of took place in May 2004, before the start of ... Read »


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    • 2016 U.S. national anthem protests

    • During 2016, several professional athletes protested during the United States (U.S.) national anthem. The protests began in the National Football League (NFL) after San Francisco 49ers quarterback (QB) Colin Kaepernick sat during the anthem, as opposed to the tradition of standing, before his team's third preseason gam ... Read »


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    • Age requirements in gymnastics

    • The age requirements in gymnastics are established by the Fédération Internationale de Gymnastique (FIG) and regulate the age attter half of the 20th century, a series of controversies arose with regard to gymnast ages, some of them leading to sanctions by FIG, and paving the way for the age requirements to be ra ... Read »


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    • Danny Almonte

    • Danny Almonte (born April 7, 1987) is a former baseball player, currently an assistant baseball coach at Cardinal Hayes High School in New York City. Almonte was born in Moca, Dominican Republic. A former Little League pitcher that threw up to 76 MPH, he became the subject of considerable media attention in 2001. Consi ... Read »


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    • Animal treatment in rodeo

    • The welfare of animals in rodeo has been a topic of discussion for the industry, the public, and the law for decades. Protests were first raised in the 1870s, and, in the middle twentieth century, laws were enacted to curb events using animals. The American Humane Association (AHA) has worked with the rodeo industry (s ... Read »


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    • Australian Open extreme heat policy

    • The Extreme Heat Policy is a rule pertaining to the Australian Open (tennis). It was introduced in 1998 after consultation with a number of tennis players. Following severe criticism of the handling of the 2014 Australian Open, organisers increased the temperature threshold from the 2003 level of 35 to 40 °C ... Read »


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    • Boosting (doping)

    • Boosting is a method of inducing autonomic dysreflexia with the intention of enhancing performance in sport. It can be used by an athlete with a spinal cord injury to increase their blood pressure and is performed by causing a painful stimulus in the lower part of the body. The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) ... Read »


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    • Cheating in chess

    • Cheating in chess refers to a deliberate violation of the rules of chess or other unethical behaviour that is intended to give an unfair advantage to a player or team. Cheating can occur in many forms and can take place before, during, or possibly even after a game. Commonly cited instances of cheating include: collusi ... Read »


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    • Chronic traumatic encephalopathy

    • Chronic traumatic encephalopathy

      Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) is a progressive degenerative disease found in people who have had a severe blow or repeated blows to the head. A subtype of this is dementia pugilistica (DP), i.e. "punch-drunk," as it was initially found in those with a history of boxing. CTE has been most commonly found in prof ... Read »


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    • Concerns and controversies at the 42nd Chess Olympiad

    • There are several concerns and controversies related to the 42nd Chess Olympiad, which took place in Baku, Azerbaijan, from 1–14 September 2016. Mindful particularly of the cheating incident of Sébastien Feller at the 39th Chess Olympiad (2010), combined with the general increase of cheating incidents, the ... Read »


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    • Concerns and controversies at the 2014 Asian Games

    • A number of concerns and controversies surfaced before and during the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea, which received varying amounts of media coverage both domestically and internationally. The Games were hit by lack of sponsorship and a lack of interest from the public with only 18% of the tickets for t ... Read »


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    • Concussions in sport

    • Concussions, a type of traumatic brain injury, are a frequent concern for those playing sports, from children and teenagers to professional athletes. Repeated concussions are a known cause of various neurological disorders, most notably chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), which in professional athletes has led to p ... Read »


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    • Victor Conte

    • Victor Conte (born c.1950) in Fresno, California and graduated from C.L. McLane High School is a former musician with Tower of Power and the founder and president of BALCO, a sports nutrition center in California. He served time in prison in 2005 after pleading guilty to conspiracy to distribute steroids and money laun ... Read »


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    • Sockgate

    • The contested judgment of taekwondo of 2010 Asian Games, also called "Sockgate", is a dispute at the 2010 Asian Games on November 17. Taiwanese taekwondo athlete Yang Shu-chun (楊淑君) was disqualified with twelve seconds remaining in the first round due to "unauthorized" (disputed) sensors on her socks. ... Read »


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    • Controversies related to 2013 disqualification of Polish 4x400 m relay in Gothenburg

    • Controversies related to the disqualification of Polish 4x400 m relay in Gothenburg European Athletics Indoor Championships in 2013 Originally, the British men's 4x400m quartet of Michael Bingham, Richard Buck, Levine and Richard Strachan finished the race first, followed by Russian and Polish Team, but their victory ... Read »


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    • French football bribery scandal

    • The French football bribery scandal (French: Affaire VA-OM) was a scandal involving bribery in a 1993 French Division 1 match between Olympique de Marseille and Valenciennes. The scandal led to the 1992–93 French Division 1 title being taken away from Marseille. Prior to the 1992–93 French Division 1 sea ... Read »


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    • Fresno Case

    • The Case Fresno is the name assigned by the Catalonia media and public opinion to the Federation of International Roller Sports (FIRS) assembly held at Fresno, California, on 26 November 2004. It meant that for the first time in history, an international sport team that had been accepted provisionally was later not acc ... Read »


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    • Eufemiano Fuentes

    • Eufemiano Fuentes (born 1955) is a Spanish sports doctor, well known for being implicated in the Operación Puerto doping case. Fuentes was once an athlete. He then became the team doctor of Team ONCE, Amaya and the Kelme. The former Kelme rider Jesús Manzano accused Fuentes of being involved with doping. Fuentes ... Read »


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    • FutatsuryÅ« Jun'ichi


    • Head Games (film)

    • Head Games: The Global Concussion Crisis is an expanded version of Head Games (2012), a 2012 documentary film that examines the effects of repeated concussions and subconcussive blows, particularly those associated with sports. It focuses on American football and hockey, but also covers boxing, soccer, lacrosse, and pr ... Read »


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    • High-technology swimwear fabric

    • High-technology swimwear fabrics are scientifically advanced materials used for swimwear in competitive water sports such as swimming and triathlon. Materials of this type are normally spandex and nylon composite fabrics with features to reduce drag against the water. The fabrics include features that increase the swim ... Read »


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    • Jane Blalock v. Ladies Professional Golf Association

    • Jane Blalock v. Ladies Professional Golf Association was an ongoing lawsuit that took place between 1972 and 1975, following a professional golf incident in 1972. A month after winning the notable Dinah Shore Colgate Winner's Circle in 1972, American golfer Jane Blalock was allegedly observed replacing her marker incor ... Read »


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    • Judenklub

    • Judenklub (English: Jew club) is a derogatory, antisemitic term used throughout the Nazi era in Germany and Austria, applied to association football clubs with strong Jewish heritage and connections. Some of the most prominent clubs referred to in such a way by the Nazis were FC Bayern Munich, FK Austria Wien, Eintrach ... Read »


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    • Kim Gwang-suk

    • Kim Gwang-suk

      Kim Gwang-suk (alternative transliteration Kim Kwang-suk, Hangul: 김광숙; born February 15, year unknown; 1976 or 1978 theorized) is a North Korean female gymnast who competed in the 1992 Summer Olympics. She is known for both her exemplary uneven bars work and for her involvement in one of the most prom ... Read »


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    • Panama Lewis

    • Carlos "Panama" Lewis (born November 4, 1945) is a boxing trainer. He was convicted of tampering with the gloves of Luis Resto in the Resto vs "Irish" Billy Collins fight of 1983, which subsequently led to the end of Collins' boxing career. Collins suffered from depression and possibly committed suicide following the t ... Read »


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    • Maccabiah bridge collapse

    • Maccabiah bridge collapse

      The Maccabiah bridge collapse was the catastrophic failure of a pedestrian bridge over the Yarkon River in Tel Aviv, Israel on July 14, 1997. The collapse of the temporary wooden structure killed four and injured 60 Australian athletes who were visiting Israel to participate in the Maccabiah Games. One athlete died in ... Read »


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    • Marathon course-cutting

    • Marathon course-cutting occurs when runners complete less than an entire course of a marathon. The standard length of a marathon course is 42.195 kilometers, about 26.2 miles. Course-cutting may be intentional or unintentional and can be achieved by various means. When done intentionally, course-cutting constitutes che ... Read »


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    • Mechanical doping

    • Mechanical doping, in competitive cycling terminology, is a method of secretly propelling the bicycle through the use of a motor. The term is an analogy to chemical doping with performance-enhancing drugs. As a form of "technological fraud" it is banned by the Union Cycliste Internationale, the international governing ... Read »


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    • Mechanics of Oscar Pistorius' running blades


    • Native American mascot controversy

    • The use of terms and images referring to Native Americans/First Nations as the name or mascot for a sports team is a topic of public controversy in the United States and Canada, arising as part of the indigenous civil rights movements. Since the 1960s, there have been a number of protests and other actions by Native Am ... Read »


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    • NCAA Native American mascot decision

    • In 2005 the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) distributed a "self evaluation" to it member institutions for teams to examine the use of potentially offensive imagery with their mascot choice. This examination was done in accordance with NCAA policy that requires each member institution to maintain an "atm ... Read »


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    • Non-NFL Redskins sports teams

    • Non-NFL teams with the name Redskins, mostly High Schools, have received attention due to the media coverage of the Washington Redskins name controversy, in particular three which have a majority of Native American students. Advocates for the name conclude that because some Native Americans use the name to refer to the ... Read »


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    • Cheating at the Paralympic Games

    • Cheating at the Paralympic Games has caused scandals that have significantly changed the way in which the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) manages the events. Testing for performance-enhancing drugs has become increasingly strict and more widespread throughout the Games, with powerlifting seeing the most posit ... Read »


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    • PLDT HOME: The Last Home Stand

    • PLDT HOME: The Last Home Stand

      The PLDT HOME: The Last Home Stand was a charity basketball event in the Philippines, primarily sponsored by the Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company (PLDT) and organized by East-West Private LLC, a US-based events organizing company, that featured the Philippine men's national basketball team (Gilas Pilipinas) t ... Read »


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    • Poseur

    • "Poseur" (or "poser") refers to someone who “poses for effect, or behaves affectedly”, who “affects a particular attitude, character or manner to impress others,” or who pretends to belong to a particular group. It may refer to a "person who pretends to be what he or she is not" or an "insincere per ... Read »


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    • Problems with concussions in high school athletes

    • A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a blow, jolt or penetration to the head that disrupts the function of the brain. Most TBIs are caused by falls, jumps, motor vehicle traffic crashes, being struck by a person or a blunt object, and assault. Student athletes may be put at risk in school sports, creating concern about co ... Read »


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    • Race and sports

    • Issues related to race and sports have been examined by scholars for a long time. Among these issues are racial discrimination in sports as well as the observation that there are overrepresentations and underrepresentations of different races in different sports. Various individuals, including scholars and sportsw ... Read »


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    • Luis Resto (boxer)

    • Luis Resto (born June 11, 1955) is a Puerto Rican former professional boxer who fought out of The Bronx, New York. Luis Resto was born in Juncos, Puerto Rico, and moved to the Bronx when he was nine years old. Late in his eighth grade year, he elbowed his math teacher in the face, and spent six months in a rehabil ... Read »


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    • Rosie Ruiz

    • Rosie Ruiz (born 1953) is a Cuban American runner who was declared the winner in the female category for the 84th Boston Marathon in 1980, only to have her title stripped eight days after the race when it was discovered that she had not run the entire course. She is believed to have jumped onto the course about a half- ... Read »


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    • Umakant Sharma

    • Umakant Sharma (born in 1982) is an Indian chess player who in 2006 was banned from playing competitive chess for ten years due to cheating. Umakant was caught during the Subroto Mukerjee tournament in India in which he was rated as the top seed. Umakant Sharma was caught receiving instructions from an accomplice, ... Read »


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    • Social recognition of eSports as a form of legitimate sports

    • The emergence of eSports is a 21st-century phenomena, which inevitably has its impacts on the perception of traditional sports. On the ground that eSports and traditional sports take part in an entirely different medium, many people question the legitimacy of sports. ESports, usually among professional gamers, ref ... Read »


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    • Technology doping

    • Technology doping is a new term that has been becoming more popular recently in sports. Technology doping is the practice of gaining a competitive advantage using sports equipment. The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) considers prohibiting technologies if they are "performance-enhancing" or "being against the spirit of ... Read »


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    • Ian Thorpe false start controversy

    • In late March 2004, at the Australian Championships in Sydney, Ian Thorpe lined up in the heats of the 400 m freestyle, but overbalanced whilst on the blocks and fell into the water, resulting in his disqualification. An attempted appeal, asserting that a noise had caused him to make the mistake, was dismissed, end ... Read »


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    • Tokitsukaze stable hazing scandal

    • The Tokitsukaze stable hazing scandal occurred in Japan on June 26, 2007, when Takashi Saito (斉藤 俊, Saitō Takashi?), a seventeen-year-old junior sumo wrestler who fought under the shikona of Tokitaizan, collapsed and died after a training session at Tokitsukaze stable's lodgings in Inuyama, Aichi Pref ... Read »


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    • U.S. national anthem protests

    • U.S. national anthem protests have a long history. Protests have had many causes, including civil rights, anti-conscription and anti-war, anti-nationalism, and religious reservations. "The Star-Spangled Banner" was adopted as the official national anthem by U.S. President Woodrow Wilson in 1916, and was made the nation ... Read »


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    • Femke Van den Driessche

    • Femke Van den Driessche

      Femke Van den Driessche (born 27 August 1996) is a Belgian former cyclo-cross cyclist, mountainbiker and road racing cyclist. As a junior she became national cyclo-cross champion in 2011 and mountain bike champion in 2013. In 2015, Van den Driessche won the European Cyclo-cross Championships in the women's under-23 ca ... Read »


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    • Wheelmen

    • Wheelmen

      Wheelmen: Lance Armstrong, the Tour de France, and the Greatest Sports Conspiracy Ever is a non-fiction book about American cycling and Lance Armstrong, as well as his teammates including Floyd Landis. The book was released in the U.S. and Canada by Gotham Books on October 15, 2013, in the UK by Headline Publishing. Wh ... Read »


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