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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.

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

CBC's Adrienne Arsenault looks at the culture of sports doping 25 years after Ben Johnson's positive drug test 12:38

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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