The Canadian Press

1989-05-24 | Ben Johnson Doctor

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Ben Johnson's doctor, Samie Astaphan said the track star first visited his office in 1984 with coach Charlie Francis. Astaphan said Francis brought up the subject of performance-enhancing drugs and he said Johnson told him then that he'd been taking steroids off-and-on since 1981. Astaphan also suggested that he had a moral duty under his medical oath to make sure athletes were using the drugs safely.

Date: 1989-05-24
Placeline: Undated.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 17 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << the Axiom amongst track and field plus other athletes but if you don't take it you won't make it so if I didn't monitor them and if I didn't give it to them they were going to get it elsewhere and most of them had guarded else will and we're taking it to the time that they gave me >>