Unsportsmanlike Conduct at Olympics

Ara Abrahamian



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Abrahamian, a Swedish wrestler who won silver at the Athens Olympics, lost during the semifinal round in Beijing to Italy's Andrea Minguzzi. He would later accuse the judges of corruption. After winning the third-place match, Abrahamian stepped off the podium, dropped his bronze medal in the middle of the wrestling mat and stormed out of the ceremony in protest. Following the IOC's disciplinary hearing, Abramian was disqualified and kicked out of the Games for violating the spirit of fair play.
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