Cheating at the Olympics has been going on for a long time.
The apparent winner of the 1904 Olympic marathon rode in a car for 11 miles of the race and was eventually disqualified on the podium when everyone found out. The race was tough; the runner-up had to be carried across the finish line.
The Tunisian modern pentathlon team at the 1960 games sent the same athlete out for fencing again and again, hoping the mask would disguise the fact.
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