EP 5. Forgotten Olympics Part One
Duration: 4 mins
The most unusual moments from Olympic history are investigated once again to reveal the stranger side of the five rings.
The events that make up the Olympic Games have not always been the way they are today. Here's a look at the events that fell by the wayside.
Sometimes tragedy on the biggest stage can be more memorable than glory, as Great Britain 400m runner Derek Redmond can confirm.
Aleksandr Karelin was the "greatest wrestler of all time" and a huge favourite, but could a dairy farmer from Wyoming ruin his Olympics?
Every athlete needs willpower to get through a marathon, but surely no one has ever dug deeper than Switzerland's Gabriela Andersen-Schiess.
Boris Onischenko is arguably the most devious cheat in Olympic Games history. This is the story of how he took deception to new levels.
Running a marathon is hard enough, but doing it while struggling with numerous injuries made John Akhwari an Olympic Games legend in 1968.
Wrong anthems, basketball played on clay and a pair of underpants attached to the Olympic Torch. Things don't always go according to plan.
The glamorous world of figure skating is a surprising place to find murky dealings. At Salt Lake City 2002 the sport was rocked to its core.
The Dream Team's third incarnation looked as dominant as the two legendary teams that had proceeded it…but nobody told Lithuania that.
Everybody loves an underdog story, and Niger's Hamadou Issaka's efforts in the single sculls became one of the best in Olympic history.
The issue of professionals and amateurs has been at the core of the modern Olympic Games since 1896. Here's how it has worked out.
Gail Devers had a career that would be the envy of almost any sprinter in history, but the American did not always have it her own way.