Whats so interesting about the 2000 Spanish Paralympic basketball team?
At the 2000 Paralympic games the Spanish team won the gold medal in basketball. There was a lot of controversy as to how they won the medals and shortly after winning gold it was revealed that 10 of the 12 players were not in fact handicapped.
A Madrid court fined Fernando Martin Vicente, the former head of the Spanish Federation for Mentally Handicapped Sports €5,400 (£4,600) and ordered him to return €142,355 (£120,500) in government subsidies which the federation received for the athletes without disabilities.
After beating Russia in the final a picture of their victory celebrations on the court was published by Spanish sports daily Marca and their deceit began to unravel!