24th May 2024

Scandal at the Olympic Games

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Canadian sprinter Ben Johnson was stripped of the 100 m gold medal at the 1988 Seoul Olympics after testing positive for banned steroids. Just after Johnson winning the race, the International Olympic Committee Medical Commission informed the Canadian officials that Johnson’s urine samples contained stanozolol, a banned anabolic steroid. Carl Lewis, who originally won the silver medal, was awarded the gold medal and Linford Christie the silver.

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