At the U.S. Figure Skating Championships in 1994 – just one month before the Winter Olympics – champion American skater Nancy Kerrigan was brutally clubbed in the knee, leaving her unable to compete.
It was later revealed that the ex-husband and bodyguard of fellow American skater Tonya Harding worked together to hire someone to attack rival skater Kerrigan. Though Harding long disputed her involvement, she was eventually convicted of hindering the investigation into the incident. She received three years probation, 500 hours of community service, and a $160,000 fine — and was ultimately banned from the U.