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Ben Johnson: catching up with a fallen hero
CBC's Adrienne Arsenault looks at the culture of sports doping 25 years after Ben Johnson's positive drug test at the 1988 Seoul Olympic Games.
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Ben Johnson: catching up with a fallen hero

Johnson won gold medal in 100-metre dash, but lost it after he tested positive for drugs

Posted:Sep 24, 2013 12:10 AM ET

Last Updated:Sep 24, 2013 11:51 AM ET

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    For many Canadians, it was a classic "Where were you ..." moment: 25 years ago Tuesday, sprinter Ben Johnson won gold in the 100-metre dash at the Olympic Games in Seoul, South Korea.

    What followed was a positive drug test, the Dubin Inquiry, and an admission of cheating.

    However, Johnson's story could have a silver lining.

    CBC's Adrienne Arsenault looks at today's elite athletes a quarter of a century after Johnson' s infamous race.


     

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