The Reuters global sports blog
If Renault are found guilty of the race-fixing charge they face in Paris next week — and the Formula One team announced today they would not be contesting it — the incident will go down as one of the most brazen attempts at rule-breaking in sport.
As our F1 correspondent Alan Baldwin asked on this blog last week, What would you do if someone asked you to drive into a wall?
There are seemingly endless ways to cheat at sport. Here are a few of the most notorious examples from the depths of the sporting archives:
CHICAGO WHITE SOX - After the heavily favored Chicago White Sox lost the 1919 World Series to the Cincinnati Reds, eight players were charged with being paid by gamblers to throw the championship. The players, including the legendary “Shoeless” Joe Jackson, were banned for life.