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ABC Evening News for Monday, Sep 26, 1988
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) President debate mentioned. Report introduced.

(Seoul, South Korea: Dick Schaap) Ben Johnson, track and field star from Canada who won Olympic 100 meter dash, reported testing positive for steroids; details given, scenes shown. [Olympic SPOKESPERSON - says we are serious about eradicating drugs from Olympic movement] Rescinding of Jim Thorpe's medals in 1912 for sports professionalism recalled; historical film shown. Reasons and extent of use of steroids by athletes detailed. Johnson's competitor, American athlete Carl Lewis mentioned, shown.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Defense of Johnson by his manager noted.

Jennings, Peter;
Schaap, Dick

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