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17 July 2012 (UK)  »

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Around 6:45 a race, which includes Ben Johnson and Desai Williams, is run in opposite direction. On the 100m straight this makes no difference, but it is actually against IAAF rules. See more »

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Good documentary about the biggest sport scandal
15 August 2014 | by (Norway) – See all my reviews

It was an amazing race in the Olympic Games, when Canadian Ben Johnson trashed the world record, but only two days later it was revealed that he had been taking steroids, and he lost all hour. In the following, 6 of the 8 in that final has been suspected using illegal substances to egg results on the track. This is the story about them, and how the winner of the race also got the black card, and the one all remember as the cheat. Carl Lewus was the stag, and he lost. He us also giving his opinions in this documentary.

The documentary starts with the great race, and then goes back and behind in a great way. We see the shy young guys growing up to be more secure athletes. We see the nagging between the two athletes, which still is present.

As such, this is a great documentary, with the sport in the middle. I think it's very skillful made, and draws you right into the story.

Robeson Da Silva decided not to use drugs to din, and he didn't get up there in their level. He suspected it, and felt it was

Interesting who was behind, which development they went through, the bad doctors, the competing athletes. It was criminal. It was shameful. Good to see it all was revealed.

The film is midway built up thriller-like, something which is great. But the great part is the interviews with runners and persons around. A nice nerve is put into the film making, making it a great sports documentary.

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