10 Athletes Who’ve Cheated in their Sport

They say if you’re not cheating then you’re not trying hard enough. Cheating has been part of sport as long as there’s been sport, and it continues to be prevalent today in the world of round-the-clock drug testing and invasive TV cameras. Some of the best known athletes in the world became great by cheating – whether through the use of elicit substances or some other kind of subterfuge. Here’s a list of 10.

For years Lance Armstrong had the world convinced that he had naturally overcome testicular cancer and gone on to win the Tour de France more than any other athlete in history. He was a freak of nature until the lies came unravelling. USDA investigation, teammate confessions and intense media pressure ultimately led cyclist Lance Armstrong to confess one of the most sophisticated doping programs in cycling history.

For years Lance Armstrong had the world convinced that he had naturally overcome testicular cancer and gone on to win the Tour de France more than any other athlete in history. He was a freak of nature until the lies came unravelling. USDA investigation, teammate confessions and intense media pressure ultimately led cyclist Lance Armstrong to confess one of the most sophisticated doping programs in cycling history.