10 Bizarre Ways Athletes Tried To Cheat



As long as there’s money involved in sports, there will always be cheating. Ever since competitive sports became a thing, people have been trying to find a way to cheat the system and get their fifteen minutes of fame, sometimes not taking into account the health risks or the public shame that will occur if they fail. Many who cheated have also been identified as some are quite easy to recognize while others go to great lengths to make their schemes work. Over the years, bizarre cheats have been used that still shock people today and we’ve gathered the weirdest ones in our list below.

Abortion Doping

Abortion doping is one of the most disgusting techniques used in the past. In 1988, the Olympic Board talked about a few cases of female athletes being inseminated and then their pregnancies being aborted in order for their bodies to perform better as the increased hormones from a pregnancy could actually help a female athlete.

Boris Onischenko’s Magic Epee

The Soviet Union was well-known for the extreme measures they would take to get the gold. 38-year-old Boris Onischenko won the Montreal Olympics in 1976 by wiring his fencing suit and sword in a way that would enable him to win points even when he didn’t actually score them.