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Hans-Gunnar Liljenwall, Sweden Pentathlon, 1968
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Hans-Gunnar Liljenwall, Sweden Pentathlon, 1968
Wednesday, July 30, 2008

In the picture (from left): The Mexico 1968 poster, Liljenwall, and the Mexico gold.

Liljenwall became the first athlete to test positive for doping use in the Olympics. The Swede had apparently consumed two beers to calm his nerves before the pistol shooting event in the modern pentathlon. The Swedish team was disqualified and lost their two bronze medals.

  
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