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Five unfaithful sportsmen

After Olivier Giroud says sorry for cheating on his wife, Sports Mole looks back on five other sportsmen that have been caught having affairs.

Olivier Giroud made the headlines this weekend, but not for scoring goals.

Following recent accusations that the Arsenal striker had cheated on his wife with glamour model Celia Kay in the team hotel just hours before a match, he took to Twitter to apologise for his actions.

The Frenchman, of course, is not the first sportsman to have been outed in the press for their infidelity. Below, Sports Mole has picked out five others that have made a name for themselves in the gossip columns rather than the back pages.

1. Oscar de la Hoya
The 'Golden Boy' admitted in 2011 that drink and drug abuse had resulted in him cheating on his wife of 10 years Millie Coretjer. However, the Los Angeles-born boxer stressed in an interview: "We are obviously not talking a Tiger Woods here, but I was unfaithful."

Prior to his marriage to Coretjer, De la Hoya dated former Playboy model Shanna Moakler. That relationship is said to have ended in 2000, though, after he was spotted on television at the Latin Grammys with another woman.

Oscar de la Hoya announces his retirement from boxing alongside his wife on April 14, 2009.© Getty Images

2. Tiger Woods
So, can De la Hoya be compared to Woods? The truth is, few stories of a cheating athlete have shocked the world like this one. The story goes, according to the New York Post, that upon learning of her husband's affair with Rachel Uchitel in 2009, Elin Nordegren chased Woods with a golf club. The golfer managed to get into his vehicle, but soon after he crashed into a fire hydrant and a tree.

In the weeks that followed, dozens of women came forward to claim that they had slept with the former world number one, who soon after went into rehab for sex addiction. The couple divorced a year later, which is said to have cost Woods around £60m.

Tiger Woods and Elin Nordegren pose before the 2006 Ryder Cup on September 19, 2006.© Getty Images

3. Ryan Giggs
Where to start with Manchester United's veteran midfielder? It was reported that he had fought hard to keep his alleged affair with Imogen Thomas in 2010 out of the papers with a super injunction, but the news eventually broke. Then, Natasha Giggs, who was married to his brother Rhodri, revealed that she had an eight-year affair with the Welshman.

More recent reports have suggested that Giggs had also been sleeping with another unnamed woman for two years, but that has not been confirmed. Despite all the accusations and rumour, his wife Stacey has so far stood by her man.

Ryan Giggs and his wife Stacey attend Wimbledon on June 30, 2012.© Getty Images

4. Tony Parker
In 2010, it was claimed that Desperate Housewives star Eva Longoria had discovered steamy text messages between her basketball-playing husband Parker and another woman. It later transpired that the female in question was the wife of Parker's San Antonio Spurs teammate Brent Barry.

Speculation at the time hinted that the couple were close to separating due to their hectic work schedules, but news of the affair prompted the actress to file for divorce.

Tony Parker and Eva Longoria attend the Cannes Film Festival on May 15, 2009.© Getty Images

5. John Terry
Like Giggs, Chelsea skipper Terry went down the injunction route in an attempt to keep his antics away from the public eye. It ultimately failed, though, as four years ago it was reported that the centre-back had an affair with the ex-partner of his former teammate Wayne Bridge - the French model Vanessa Perroncel.

When Bridge, then of Manchester City, faced the Blues for the first time since news leaked out in February 2010, he refused to shake Terry's hand. As for Terry himself, he is still with wife Toni.

Wayne Bridge shuns John Terry's offer of a handshake on February 27, 2010.© Getty Images

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· Great Britain's women aim to secure their place on the podium as they face India in the bronze medal match (2.30am)
· Netherlands - silver medallists five years ago - and Argentina battle for the gold medal in the women's final (11am)

· The women's gold medal will be decided as Australia and USA go head to head (3.30am)

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· Tom Daley already has one Olympic gold to his name in Tokyo, and he begins his bid for second in the men's 10m platform. Teammate Noah Williams is also involved in the preliminary round (7am)

· Jason Kenny's reign as sprint king may be over, but Jack Carlin looked strong in his bid to succeed his compatriot. He takes on Harrie Lavreysen in his sprint semi-final (8.10am), with the final taking place later in the day (10.35am)
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· Hosts Japan will look to get themselves on the podium as they face Mexico in the men's bronze medal match (10am)
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· The men's 5000m final includes Great Britain's Andrew Butchart, but most eyes will be on Ugandan world record holder Joshua Cheptegei (1pm)
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