14. Real Gold?
Michael Phelps won seven Gold Medals at the 2008 Olympics. Or did he? In his final event, the 100 meter butterfly, America's Golden Boy seemed to come in a close second to Milorad Cavic; on the final stroke, Phelps appeared to arrive behind the Serbian, yet judges said he won the race by .01 seconds. Among the internet rumors: Omega, one of Phelps' sponsors, had rigged the touch board so it went off a moment early. However, Silvio Chianese, Omega's timekeeper, said that Cavic may have finished first but Phelps first applied the necessarily amount of force to the board.