08/03/2012 03:52 pm ET

5 Things They Don't Want You To Know About The Olympics

You've seen the sappy commercials and the heartwarming back stories on morning talk shows. The athletes who have earned spots at the Olympic Games are the purest of the pure, the world's most dedicated sportsmen and women who probably won't earn much more for their work than a few seconds of airtime and an occasional appearance at the local sports store. And that is what the Olympics are all about -- a love of sport, country and your fellow man.
Maybe. Just don't look too closely behind the scenes, or else you'll find out that...