The Chinese orienteering team was disqualified from the Military World Games, which China is hosting, after its troops took first, second, and fourth for women and second for men in the middle-distance competition on Sunday.
The event tests runners on their speed and map-reading abilities by navigating unknown terrain equipped only with a map and compass.
But it later emerged the runners had received illegal assistance from spectators and used previously prepared markings and paths that only their team knew about.
Isn’t the first military rule “know the territory”? Therefore the Chinee won fair and square.