To this day, the 1972 United States Olympic basketball team is still sore. After losing the gold medal game to the Soviet Union on the most dubious of officiating decisions, the players refused to accept their medals because they felt utterly cheated. Here's what happened. With three seconds left, Doug Collins drained a pair of free throws to give the US a one-point lead. For some reason, the buzzer went off in the middle of his second shot. The game went on and the Soviets failed to score on their next possession. But because of the earlier horn, one official had stopped the clock at 0:01. So it had to be reset to 0:03. Another goof put 50 seconds on the clock and, again, the USSR failed to score, sending the Americans celebrating. But still, it wasn't over. An official ruled that three seconds had to go back on the clock to account for the earlier mistake. And this time, the Soviets did not waste the charity. They scored in the final seconds to steal the game and deal the Americans their first ever Olympic basketball defeat.