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Should the first modern Olympic drug cheat get to keep his gold?

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14 November 2015

9:00 AM

14 November 2015

9:00 AM

A marathon of cheats

Russian athletes may be stripped of the medals they won at the 2012 Olympics, but what of the earliest-known drug-taker in the modern Olympics? Thomas Hicks won the 1904 marathon in St Louis after taking two doses of brandy laced with strychnine.
—Hicks collapsed on the finishing line and had to be revived.

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