Hans-Gunnar Liljenwall

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Hans-Gunnar Liljenwall
Personal information
Full name Hans-Gunnar Liljenwall
Born (1941-07-09) 9 July 1941 (age 74)
Country Sweden
Event(s) Modern pentathlon

Hans-Gunnar Liljenwall (born 9 July 1941) is a Swedish modern pentathlete[1] who caused the disqualification of the Swedish men's team at the 1968 Summer Olympics held in Mexico City for his alcohol use. Liljenwall was the first athlete to be disqualified at the Olympics for drug use, following the introduction of anti-doping regulations by the International Olympic Committee in 1967.[2][3]

Liljenwall reportedly had "two beers" to calm his nerves before the pistol shooting portion of the modern pentathlon.[4] The Swedish team eventually had to return their bronze medals.

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  1. ^ "Hans-Gunnar Liljenwall Olympic Results". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 2012-08-11. 
  2. ^ "Hans-Gunnar Liljenwall, Sweden Pentathlon, 1968". insidethegames. Retrieved 2012-08-11. 
  3. ^ "1968 Mexico City". insidethegames. Retrieved 2012-08-11. 
  4. ^ "Mexico City 1968". sok.se. Retrieved 2012-08-11.