Ben Johnson

1988 Summer Olympics

Who was Ben Johnson?

Ben Johnson was a Jamaican born sprinter who competed for the Canadian track team. He won two bronze medals and one gold metal. As well as the Olympics, Johnson set consecutive records for the 100 meter dash. On his last run, he won with 9.79 seconds, lowering his own record. However, after the race, Park Jong-sei of the Olympic Doping Control Center, found Johnson's urine and blood to contain stanozolol. This was an illegal steroid that Johnson later admitted to using. The IAAF removed his gold metal and his record from Olympic statistic
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Doping is the use of performance-enhancing drugs in competition. This has been a thing since the early day of competition and have been used up to this day. This is highly illegal and can get an athlete suspended or thrown out of sports.
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