Bizarre Olympic Cheating Scandals So Bad They Almost Deserve Medals
The only thing as long and storied as Olympic competition is attempted cheating at Olympic competition.By Evan Thomas | July 6, 2016
There's cheating at the Olympics, and then there's cheating at the Olympics that's so outlandish and blatant you can't make it up. And it's 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 disqualified on the podium when everyone caught on. To be fair, it was a tough race: 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.