For the next few weeks, the world's gaze will focus on Sochi, Russia, the host of the 2014 Olympic Games. With Russia's horrific anti-gay laws, reports of racism and trouble on the ground at Sochi, the Olympics are already getting plenty of bad press. Though no Olympians have mirrored that bad behavior (yet!), here are seven winter sport athletes who have made headlines for controversies of their own, including doping, marketing hoaxes and smack-talking:
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