Azerbaijan 'paid $9m for London 2012 Olympic boxing golds'
BBC is claiming that Azerbaijan has paid $9 million to buy boxing gold medals at the 2012 Olympics. If this claim is proven this could be huge set back to Azerbeijan's 2020 olympic ambitions, as well as a greater scrutiny of all the sports bodies where Azerbaijani companies are major sponsors (Fila- wrestling). Azerbeijan is also notorious for buying athletes from around the world (much more than middle-eastern counties), usually they go under the radar of scrutiny since they usually get athletes from former Soviet Republics. However in athletics they do import athletes from Ethiopia and Kenya.
But...but...they didn't manage to buy a figure skating gold medalist! (Or an Olympic qualifyer)
They did try Forte and Andreev (not olympic qualifier material)
Originally Posted by jlai