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24 Sep. 1988
FILE PHOTO 24SEP88 - Ben Johnson tells the world he... more
24 Sep. 1988
United Kingdom
FILE PHOTO 24SEP88 - Ben Johnson tells the world he is the fastest man alive after setting a new world record in the 100 meter race with a time of 9.79 seconds at the 1988 Olympics in Seoul September 24, 1988. Three days later, Johnson was hustled through Kimpo airport by 50 security guards after the biggest drug bust in Olympic history, a temporary hero turned international pariah. Johnson's gold medal and world record were removed, and in the following year athletics' world governing body took its revenge, expunging his 1987 world title and previous world mark from the record books, even though he had passed all drugs tests at the Rome world championships. Johnson shows no remorse ten years after he was caught using the banned steroids.

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