Olympic Athletes Making Really Bad Decisions

July 31, 2012 By:
Olympic athletes are usually revered as gods and goddesses amongst men and women. With their flawless physiques, impeccable drive, and good-natured sportsmanship, who wouldn’t want to be an Olympian?! Well, except for these guys…they're Olympic Athletes caught doing stupid stuff!

Danell Leyva – This years U.S. Gymnast Danell Leyva (a guy) was caught in a dumb nude photo scandal. The gymnast sent some semi-nude pics to some woman/lover, who for whatever reason leaked them to deadspin.com [http://deadspin.com/5930246/us-gymnast-danell-leyva-has-a-habit-of-sendi.... Pretty tacky behavior especially after last night’s disastrous performance by the U.S. men’s gymnastic team.

Tanya Harding: In the 1994 Olympics, figure skater Tanya Harding, her ex-husband, and her bodyguard hired Shane Stant to break Harding’s competitor Nancy Kerrigan’s right leg. Yeah, a figure skater tried to break another figure skater's legs. This is some thug stuff for the wussiest sport in the Olympics! They ended up just bruising her leg and then Kerrigan placed higher at the Olympics than Harding did and Harding was “rewarded” with a lifetime ban from figure skating. Karma sucks.

Voula Papachristou: There is no defending this year’s would-be Greek triple jumper Voula Papachristou, who was banned from competing in the Olympics after posting a racist joke on Twitter. Referring to multiple cases of the West Nile virus being reported in Greece this summer, Voula tweeted, “With so many Africans in Greece, at least the West Nile mosquitoes will eat homemade food!” Ouch, this proves that not everything should be blasted across Twitter.

Michael Phelps: Hot off his 2008 Olympic winning streak, Michael Phelps decided to take a well deserved break and smoke a bowl or two. He was caught red handed (green handed?) getting stoned at a party in Florida just months after the Olympics. Hey man, cool it, he deserves to relax.

The Spanish Olympic Team: The Spanish men’s and women’s basketball teams at the 2008 summer Olympics in Beijing, China thought it would “funny” to make “slanty-eye” face in an ad for their team sponsor. Not as much “funny” as it was “racist.” Olympic fail.

Michel Morganella – Another 2012 Olympian has been stripped of their Olympic accreditation for a racist tweet. I don’t know if common sense goes out the window as body fat decreases but this Swiss soccer player sent a very insensitive tweet out after his team lost to South Korea on Sunday. The tweet has been deleted and it was written in a jarbled text-speak version of French, but basically he said that South Koreans “can go burn” and called them a “bunch of mongoloids.” He then released a boring apology that was clearly written by PR for the soccer team. Booo. Bad move buddy.