F is for Fencing

Ukranian fencer Boris Onischenko was disqualified from the Montreal Olympics in 1976 for cheating.  The tip of the sword (or epee) of each competitor is fitted with a switch which allows judges to know when the opponent has been hit.  Boris fitted his epee with a hand operated trigger which allowed him to score points without even touching his opponent.

I suppose Boris could be described as a ‘sword’ loser.

Olympic Fencing

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