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  • Daniel Gordon's documentary about the doping scandal of sprinter Ben Johnson at the 1988 Seoul Olympics. Johnson's 100m time was astonishing. He was the unpromising runner who became a Canadian hero for getting gold in 1988, but then a villain by testing positive for banned substances, getting stripped of his medal and sent home in disgrace. But who else was doping? The Men's 100 metres at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea is called by one newspaper "the dirtiest race in history". The numerous athletes using performance enhancing drugs at the time understood how long before a race, and possible drug test, they should stop using the drugs. The documentary looks at the legacy of the men's 100-metre final at the 1988 Seoul Olympics, when scandal reigned. For the first time ever, the eight athletes who ran in that infamous race tell their story.

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