Controversy at London's 1908 Olympics
26 July 2012 Last updated at 11:05 BST
If you think controversy at the Olympics is a modern phenomenon, the 1908 Games will make you think again. Rows over rules were rife, and the so-called 'British sense of fair play' was conspicuous by its absence.
But along with the scandal, 1908 produced a truly memorable marathon and set the standard for future Olympics.
David Eades looks back to the first time London hosted the Games.