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Ben Johnson: victim or villain?

Canadian Ben Johnson has become a poster boy for doping in sport over the past 25 years after he was stripped of his 1988 Olympic gold, but there are two sides to every story, according to the CBC's Shane Foxman.

Sprinter stripped of 1988 Olympic gold medal for doping

Reflecting 25 years after Johnson's gold medal win and doping scandal. 2:03

Canadian Ben Johnson has become a poster boy for doping in sport over the past 25 years. 

Stripped of his 100-metre gold medal after a positive drug test at the 1988 Seoul Olympics, he's been largely cast as a villain in pop culture. 

But as much as he let down millions of Canadians, the CBC's Shane Foxman says that Johnson wasn't the only one to cheat or use performance-enhancing drugs, yet he's suffered the most backlash for his actions. 

Watch the video above to help you decide if Johnson is a victim or a villain.

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