The road to sporting greatness is a long and windy one, paved with obstacles, hardship, and fraught. But these athletes defied the odds and changed their lives by reaching the pinnacle of their sport.
For some of these athletes, they were even the greatest. But life has a funny way of turning out. Even those who have everything can eventually be left with nothing. Some have sunk so low; they went from heroes to zero in just one night the moment their downfalls became headline news.
Here, we chronicle ten spectacular athlete downfalls that shocked not just the sporting community, but the whole world.