On This Date in Sports: September 24, 1988

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1988benjohnson On This Date in Sports: September 24, 1988

Canadian sprinter Ben Johnson raises his arm while crossing the finish line in the 100M at the Seoul Olympics.
(Simon Bruty/Allsport).

Canadian Sprinter Ben Johnson dominates the 100M at the Seoul Olympics, winning in a World Record time of 9.79 seconds. Rival Carl Lewis of the USA sets an American record, but settles for Silver at 9.92 seconds. However, that would all change three days later when Johnson is stripped of the Gold Medal after he tests positive for using Steroids. For Lewis it would be the second straight 100M Gold.