The 50 Biggest Fails in Summer Olympics History

41. "Because I'm From Russia, Not From America"

Who: Svetlana Khorkina
Olympics: Athens 2004

Russian gymnast Svetlana Khorkina was none too happy after she lost to American Carly Patterson in the all-around competition. She claimed the judges screwed her over. She claimed that she lost "because I'm from Russia, not from America." Khorkina must have missed the day in kindergarten when you learn to keep your mouth closed if you have nothing nice to say. It would be hard to appreciate good sportsmanship if there weren't knuckleheads like her making fools of themselves.

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