China cheaters use bullet train to win pigeon races

Two men, surnamed Gong and Zhang, concealed their pigeons in milk cartons for the bullet-train ride to Shanghai, where they were released to the finish line and first place. – EPA pic, August 30, 2018.

CHEATING to win is as old as sport itself but two Chinese pigeon racers took it to modern-day extremes when they hid the birds in milk cartons and hopped on a bullet train.

It was no surprise then when their homing pigeons scooped the first four places in the race and total prize money of more than one million yuan (RM619,000).

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