Memorable moments: Ben Johnson

At the 1988 Seoul Summer Games, Ben Johnson captured the men's 100m gold medal edging track legend Carl Lewis and breaking his own world record. Johnson was later stripped of his medal after failing a doping test.

Carl Lewis, Linford Christie, Calvin Smith and Ben Johnson at the start of the 100m finals

28 Sep 1988: Carl Lewis (left) of the USA, Linford Christie (seond left) of Great Britain, Calvin Smith (second right) of the USA and Ben Johnson (right) of Canada at the start of the 100 Metres Final at the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul, South Korea. Lewis won the gold medal Christie won the silver and Smith won the bronze medal in this event. Johnson was disqualified for failing a drugs test. \ Mandatory Credit: Steve Powell/Allsport

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Right to left ,Ben Johnson of Canada, Calvin Smith of the USA, Linford Christie of Great Britain and Carl Lewis of the USA sprint away from the starting blocks during the 100 Metres final race at the XXIV Summer Olympic Games on 24th September 1988 at the Seoul Olympic Stadium in Seoul, South Korea. Ben Johnson already clear of the blocks will be disqualified after winning the gold for taking performance drugs. (Photo by Steve Powell/Getty Images)

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SEOUL, REPUBLIC OF KOREA - SEPTEMBER1988: Jamaican-born Canadian Ben Johnson speeds to win the Olympic 100m final in a world record 9.79 seconds September 24, 1988 at Seoul Olympic Stadium in Seoul, Korea. (Photo by Ronald C. Modra/Sports Imagery/Getty Images)

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Ben Johnson of Canada celebrates as he crosses the finish line well ahead of Carl Lewis of the USA and Linford Christie of Great Britain to win the mens 100m final during the 1988 Summer Olympic Games in Seoul, South Korea. Johnson won thegold medal with a world record time of 9.79. However, the gold medal was revoked by the IOC on the following day because Johnson's post-race drug test indicated steroid use. Mandatory Credit: Simon Bruty/Allsport (Getty Images)

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Canadian sprinter Ben Johnson (left) wins the 100 metres final at the Seoul Olympics, 24th September 1988. However he was later disqualified when traces of anabolic steroid were found in his urine. American athlete Carl Lewis, who was subsequently awarded the gold medal, is also pictured (far right). (Photo by Simon Bruty/Getty Images)

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Canadian sprinter Ben Johnson wins the 100 metres final at the Seoul Olympics, 24th September 1988. However he was later disqualified when traces of anabolic steroid were found in his urine. American athlete Carl Lewis, who was subsequently awarded the gold medal, is also pictured. (Photo by Simon Bruty/Getty Images)

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24 Sep 1988: Desai Williams of Canada congratulates Ben Johnson of Canada after the 100 Metres Final at the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul South Korea. Johnson ran a new World Record time of 9.79 seconds but was later disqualified after a positive drugs test. Credit: Bob Martin/Allsport

Ben Johnson's Gold Medal

Canadian sprinter Ben Johnson on the winners podium with his gold medal after winning the 100 Metres event at Seoul Olympic Stadium during the Olympic Games in Seoul, South Korea, 24th September 1988. On the left is bronze medal winner Linford Christie of Great Britain. Johnson won the event in a world record time of 9.79 seconds, but was disqualified for doping, with Carl Lewis of the USA, taking the title. (Photo by Tony Duffy/Getty Images)

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Undated: Portrait of Ben Johnson of Canada during the Dubin Enquiry in Canada. \ Mandatory Credit: Allsport UK /Allsport

1990: Ben Johnson in the dock during the Dubin enquiry

1990: Ben Johnson in the dock during the Dubin enquiry. Mandatory Credit: Allsport UK

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(CPT107)TORONTO, May 13--JOHNSON--Canadian sprinter Ben Johnson listens at a news conference in Toronto Tueday. Johnson and his lawyers filed an appilication in Ontario court in an attempt to have his lifetime ban from competing in international track overturned. (CP PHOTO)1997 (str-Kevin Frayer)