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Thu, 02 Aug 2012 11:41:56 GMT | By Purnima Malhotra, India Syndicate
Major controversies in Olympic history

The Budd controversy: 1984 - Los Angeles



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South Africa born Britain athlete Zola Budd collided with the American Mary Decker in the finals of the 3000 metre track event. While Decker had to end her race there itself, Budd, who wasinitially leading, finished seventh as the local crowed booed her. Budd was immediately disqualified for tripping Decker but a television review later found out that she wasn't guilty.

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