Naturally, we’re positively cock-a-hoop about the success of Team GB at the London 2012 Olympics. We’re also magnanimous enough to acknowledge and celebrate the triumphant achievements of all the athletes competing in the Games, whatever their race, creed, colour or national affiliation.
However, there are inevitably some athletes who have lost sight of the spirit of the Games. With this in mind, we share this graphic today that documents those atheletes that compromised their own Olympic dreams by consuming known banned substances to enhance their performance, who insulted other athletes via social media channels (so very 2012, dahling!), who just didn’t really try hard enough, or who – as in the case of US judo representative Nick Delpopolo – may have “accidentally consumed marijuana” prior to their arrival at the Games.
Quite how one “accidentally” consumes marijuana is a mystery to us – “My, those chocolate brownies look most appetising. And you say they’re called ‘space cakes’?” – but we will assume positive intent and choose to believe that it is indeed not impossible.
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