Disqualified for interfering with an opponent during his victory in the 3,000 metres steeplechase at the 1956 Olympics in Melbourne, Britain's Chris Brasher appealed and a three-hour inquiry meant the medal ceremony was postponed until the next day. His appeal successful, Brasher went on a celebratory bender with the British press and later admitted he had received gold "blind drunk, totally blotto, with an asinine grin on my face, breathing gin fumes over the French member of the International Olympic Committee". Brasher later founded the London Marathon.