OLYMPICS / Barcelona 1992: Wecker delay

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The Independent Online
ANDREAS WECKER, the German gymnast, may not have won a gold medal - the perennial bridesmaid had to settle for one silver and two bronzes - but he surely set a record of some sort when he took five hours to provide a sample for a drugs test. He went to the drug control at midnight, they shut the gymnastics hall at 3am and at 5am somewhere in the Olympic Village, Wecker was finally able to provide the goods. The 1,049 tests done so far at the Games have all proved negative.

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