Olympics: Los Angeles (1984)
Victim: Mary Decker, U.S.A.
What Happened: The heavy favourite in the 3000-metre race, Decker was trailing South African sprinter Zola Budd in the finals. When Budd, a half-stride ahead of her American opponent, cut into the inside lane, Decker collided with her, fell to the curb and injured her hip. During a press conference Decker blamed Budd for the fall but upon review of the video footage Budd was absolved of all wrong-doing. (AFP PHOTO/JEAN-CLAUDE DELMAS)