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EP 23. The Race That Changed Olympic Swimming

Duration: 5 mins

The most unusual moments from Olympic history are investigated once again to reveal the stranger side of the five rings.

The 100m freestyle swimming gold medal at Rome 1960 was decided by judges in one of the most controversial wins in Olympic Games history.

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