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Olympic Games / Drugs / Johnson Case #118177

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Sep 28, 1988
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Hungarian weight lifter reported flunking drug test at Olympic games. "Newsday" story on Ben Johnson's use of drugs noted. Report introduced.

(Toronto, Canada: John McKenzie) Use of drugs by Olympic runner Johnson featured; scenes shown. [Yesterday, Johnson's personal physician Dr. Jamie ASTAPHAN - says Johnson used no steroids.] Astaphan's treatment of Johnson following his injury earlier this year reviewed; photos shown. "Sports Illustrated "story on Johnson's use of steroids detailed. ["Sports Illustrated" spokesperson Richard DEMAK - discusses handling of Johnson.] Rumors about use by Astaphan of steroids as treatment for other Canadian athletes discussed.

Jennings, Peter;
McKenzie, John

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