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Russian gymnast Alexei Nemov accumulated his 12 medals over just two Olympic Games. He participated in his third Olympics in 2004, and while he didn't medal, he was caught up in the middle of a scoring controversy in which he wasn't put into medal contention even after a very difficult high bars routine. Nemov was known for his gamesmanship and his ability to push the limits.

Photo: Rick Bowmer/AP

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