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  • Olympians who fell from grace

    At London 2012, Oscar Pistorius became the first double leg amputee to compete in the Olympics, and he won two gold medals and a silver in the 2012 Summer Paralympics. Pistorius shot and killed his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, on Feb. 14. He says he shot her by accident, mistaking her for an intruder. Authorities have accused him of premeditated murder.
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    In 2000 at the Sydney Olympics, Lance Armstrong won the bronze medal in the road time trial. It was two months after he won his second Tour de France. In January 2013 the International Olympic Committee asked him to return it. Cycling's governing body had already stripped Armstrong of all victories since 1998, including all his Tour de France wins.
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  • 6 Olympians Who Fell From Grace

    In December The Smoking Gun reported that 2012 Olympian runner Suzy Favor Hamilton, 44, had worked as an escort in Las Vegas for the preceding year. Favor Hamilton, who lives with her husband and daughter in Madison, Wisc., apologized on Twitter.
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    In 2007 Marion Jones, the five-time Olympic track and field medalist, admitted to using performance-enhancing drugs. The IOC revoked her medals. In 2008 Jones was sentenced to six months in federal prison for lying under oath to federal investigators. In 2009 Jones began competing as a basketball guard for the Tulsa Shock of the WNBA. She was waived by the team in 2011.
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    In 1995 Nicole Bobek won the U.S. figure skating championship and the bronze medal at the World Championships. She had a hip injury at the 1998 Winter Olympics, in Nagano, Japan, and finished 17th. In 2009 she was charged with conspiracy to distribute crystal meth. She pleaded guilty and was sentenced to probation, community service and a fine.
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    In 1981 diver Bruce Kimball survived a car accident involving a drunk driver. He won a silver medal in the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles. According to the AP, in 1988, in Florida, Kimball pleaded guilty to two counts of drunk driving and manslaughter after a car accident in which he killed two teenagers and injured several others. Kimball was sentenced to 17 years in prison.
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  • Olympians who fell from grace

    Basketball player Sheryl Swoopes was a three-time Olympic gold medalist and a three-time WNBA Most Valuable Player with the Houston Comets. In 2004 Swoopes filed for Chapter 13 bankruptcy after failing to pay debt she accrued from mismanaged funds, the New York Times reported. Today, Swoopes leads basketball camps and makes motivational speeches.
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