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Top 10 Olympic Controversies

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SummerOlympics,Fencing

Borys Onyshchenko (1976)


One of the most famous, non-drug-related incidents of cheating took place during the fencing portion of the 1976 pentathlon. The judges became suspicious when hits were registering against Borys Onyshchenko's opponent, even when it was obvious he hadn't been hit. Onyshchenko was caught using a sword with a hidden push button circuit breaker. This allowed him to register a hit whenever he wanted.

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