18 Famous Athletes That Have Been Caught Doping

In light of the Russian doping scandal, it appears that even the most professional, high-profile athletes cant always resist the temptation to accept a little helping hand when it comes to improving their performance.

The head of Russias anti-doping laboratory has resigned after being accused of accepting bribes, to ignore athletes tests that came back positive for illegal substances.

According to the World Anti-Doping agency, Grigory Rodchenkov is thought to be at the heart of a system that encouraged athletes to take drugs.

However, Russia isnt the only country to house athletes that are adopting this shameful behaviour.

Over the years, there have been a whole host of sportsmen and women discovered to have cheated during competitions, by using a variety of drugs to secure success.

You may be aware that some of the following athletes have dabbled in foul play however, there are certain individuals on this list you would never suspect to get caught for doping.

Prepare yourselves, you are in for a shock.

Lance Armstrong

epa03369565 (FILE) Photo dated 22 July 2004 shows US Postal team rider Lance Armstrong from the US jubilates as he crosses the finish line to win the 17th stage of the Tour de France cycling race, Thursday 22 July 2004 in Le Grand-Bornand, watched by German Jan Ullrich (L) of T-Mobile Team. Lance Armstrong said on 23 August 2012 that he would no longer contest doping charges filed by the US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA), putting him at risk of losing his record seven Tour de France titles. Armstrong called the process against him unfair and weighted against him and said he would instead devote himself to his family and cancer foundation.  EPA/JASPER JUINEN

Seven-time Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong admitted to using performance enhancing drugs during his cycling career, using them to cheat and win all of his Tour de France titles.

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