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Oct. 3, 1988
- The Loser 20By William Oscar Johnson
In late May, Canadian sprinter Ben Johnson traveled to the Caribbean island of St. Kitts to be treated by his doctor, Jamie Astaphan. Ten days before, he had aggravated a pulled left hamstring, an injury that could ruin his gold medal chances at the Seoul Olympics. Astaphan administered a variety of therapies during the next 10 days. On Tuesday two sources told SPORTS ILLUSTRATED that Astaphan also injected Johnson with anabolic steroids.
- By Douglas S. Looney
By beating Pitt, West Virginia proved it's for real
- By William Taaffe
The network avoids chauvinism in its Olympic coverage