Doping in sports: 1988 Seoul Olympics

Sports History 1988 A famous case of AAS use in a competition was Canadian Ben Johnson's victory in the 100 m at the 1988 Summer Olympics. He subsequently failed the drug test when stanozolol was found in his urine. He later admitted to using the steroid as well as Dianabol, testosterone, Furazabol, and human growth hormone … Continue reading Doping in sports: 1988 Seoul Olympics

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Carl Lewis and Ben Johnson: The Dirtiest Race in History

Reblogged from: That 1980s Sports BlogRichard Moore's account of the 100m final at the 1988 Olympics is perfectly planned, painstakingly researched and brilliantly toldWhen I started writing this blog eighteen months ago, there were numerous sporting events that immediately sprung to mind when I considered which topics to cover. One certainty was that at some … Continue reading Carl Lewis and Ben Johnson: The Dirtiest Race in History

Carl Lewis’ bad karma / His unpopularity has magnified drug test questions

Carl Lewis' name muddies everything. Rarely has this country produced an athlete so successful and yet so unpopular, at home and abroad. So when he appeared on a list of American Olympians whose positive drug tests were suppressed, the chances for a rational discussion of the revelations, which are quite damning on the whole, disappeared … Continue reading Carl Lewis’ bad karma / His unpopularity has magnified drug test questions