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Athletes drinking brandy during races, a marathon runner DRIVING to the finish and the gymnast with a wooden leg ...

Daily Mail
The undisputed hero of the Games was American gymnast George Eyser, who managed to win an astonishing brace of six medals despite having a wooden leg. The men's marathon race deserves a special mention. Ed Lorz, the original winner, was found to ...

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The weirdest moments EVER at the Olympics

Birmingham Mail
American Fred Lorz decided enough was enough after reaching the marathon's only water-station at 12 miles and hitched a lift in a car. He would've got away with it, but sportingly confessed to Alice Roosevelt during the gold medal ceremony. Cuban Felix ...

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These 10 cheating stories stretch the bounds of what people will do for Olympic glory

National Post
The winner, Frederick Lorz, ran about 14 km, got in a car for 16 km, then disembarked and ran the last leg; he nearly received gold before the ruse — a “joke,” he said — was exposed. The actual winner, Thomas Hicks, only crossed the finish line after ...

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The Rio Olympics are “troubled” — but aren't they always?

The Denver Post
There are, and have been since the Olympics were revived in 1896; an early scandal involved American marathon runner Frederick Lorz, who “won” the race in the 1904 Summer Games but later admitted he hitched a ride in a car for almost half the 26-mile ...

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