Tonya Harding hasn't skated in a major competition since 1994, but that didn't stop "I, Tonya," a 2017 movie about her life, from becoming a major critical and box office success. Tonya never won a major event, and finished eighth in that infamous Olympic skating competition in Lillehammer -- bet you can't remember who won -- and yet her story continues to fascinate people to this day.
But what has kept Harding's name on the lips of people who can't tell a triple axel from a triple espresso for the past few decades? In one word -- disgrace. Harding isn't remembered for her competitive record or skating skill, but people around the world still know her name because of the role she played in the 1994 attack on fellow skater Nancy Kerrigan -- an attack that saw her indicted in court and banned from competitive skating for life.
Of course, Tonya isn't the only disgraced athlete who continues to captivate the public, and the power of the fallen athlete's tale isn't limited to the sport of figure skating. There are the track and field cheaters who relied on banned substances to win Olympics medals they were later stripped of, professional sports stars kicked off the team for violent or erratic behavior, and one infamous golfer who lost it all when the veil of secrecy was removed in 2009 and all the sordid details of his life came spilling out.
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