• The worst sporting excuses of all time

Ben Johnson

The original drugs cheat, Ben Johnson failed not one, but two, drugs test in his aborted career. But after the 1988 Olympic champion was stripped of his gold medal he said a herbal drink he took before the race was spiked by someone close to arch-rival Carl Lewis.

Photo by Getty Images Oct 3, 2012

The worst sporting excuses of all time

We've all used some dodgy excuses in our time for not performing - but these sports stars really needed to think before they opened their mouth...

Rugby

Results

2015 Super Rugby Tournament

2014/15 Aviva Premiership (ENG)

2015 Super Rugby Tournament

2014/15 Aviva Premiership (ENG)

2015 Super Rugby Tournament

Schedule

2015 International Tests

6:45am NZST Fri, 29th May

2015 Super Rugby Tournament

7:35pm NZST Fri, 29th May
9:40pm NZST Fri, 29th May
5:10am NZST Sat, 30th May
7:35pm NZST Sat, 30th May
9:40pm NZST Sat, 30th May

League

Schedule

2015 NRL State of Origin

10:00pm NZST Wed, 27th May

2015 NRL Premiership Season

9:45pm NZST Fri, 29th May
5:00pm NZST Sat, 30th May
7:30pm NZST Sat, 30th May

Tennis

Schedule

2015 Hopman Cup XXVII

2015 French Open

1:00pm NZST Tue, 26th May
1:00pm NZST Tue, 26th May
1:00pm NZST Tue, 26th May
1:00pm NZST Tue, 26th May
1:00pm NZST Tue, 26th May
1:00pm NZST Tue, 26th May
2:00am NZST Wed, 27th May
2:00am NZST Wed, 27th May
2:00am NZST Wed, 27th May
2:00am NZST Wed, 27th May
2:00am NZST Wed, 27th May
2:00am NZST Wed, 27th May
2:00am NZST Wed, 27th May
2:00am NZST Wed, 27th May

Football

Live

2014/15 Australian W-League

ET (02:00)
Live
Melbourne 0 (4)
Canberra 0 (4)
Kardinia Park Live Scores

Results

2015 AFC Champions League

2014/15 Italian Serie A

Schedule

2015 AFC Champions League

27 May 2:00am
27 May 4:05am
27 May 8:00pm
28 May 1:50am
28 May 3:45am

2014/15 UEFA Europa League

28 May 4:45am