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CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Sep 27, 1988
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Canadian track star Ben Johnson reported returning home without his gold medal due to his use of steroids prior to 100 meter race. Report introduced.

(Toronto, Canada: Harold Dow) Canada's reaction to Johnson scandal featured; details given, scenes shown. [Johnson's manager Larry HEIDEBRECHT - says Johnson's drink was drugged.] [Canadian reporter Matthew FISHER - says Johnson was rumored to have used drugs before Olympics.] [Canadian Prime Min. Brian MULRONEY and CHILDREN - express sadness.] [CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) sportscaster Bruce DOWBIGGIN - comments on situation.]

(Seoul, South Korea: Mark Phillips) Greg Louganis shown diving. [Olympic athlete Delisa Walton FLOYD - comments on Johnson scandal.] Doctors quoted with regard to effects of steroid use. [Athlete Stanley FLOYD - comments.] US swimmers Troy Dalbey and Doug Gjertsen recalled arrested for stealing stone lion's head from Seoul nightclub while celebrating; scenes shown. [DALBEY - apologizes for prank.] Tragedies of past Olympics recalled.

Dow, Harold;
Phillips, Mark;
Rather, Dan

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