5 'unsportsmanlike' Olympic moments

5 'unsportsmanlike' Olympic moments

Credit: Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 05: Mc Kayla Maroney of the United States stands on the podium with her silver medal during the medal ceremony following the Artistic Gymnastics Women's Vault final on Day 9 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at North Greenwich Arena on August 5, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

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by Jeff Thompson, KGW.com Staff

WCNC.com

Posted on August 9, 2012 at 6:30 PM

Here are five of the most talked-about 'unsportsmanlike' actions so far in the 2012 Olympics:

Playing for France, Trail Blazers forward Nicholas Batum punched an opponent in the crotch during the quarterfinal game against Spain Wednesday.

McKayla Maroney's response to receiving the silver medal in the vault competition (pictured, above). The scowl she showed during the medal ceremony has become an Internet meme called "McKayla is not impressed."

South African swimmer Cameron van der Burgh won the men’s 100m breaststroke in world-record time and later admitted to taking three dolphin kicks at the start. Only one such kick is allowed in the competition.

Eight female badminton doubles players were disqualified from the London Olympics after trying to lose matches to receive a more favorable place in the tournament.

The FIFA disciplinary committee is reviewing the punch to the face that left U.S. soccer forward Abby Wambach with a black eye during a game against Colombia in the Olympics.

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