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
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Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 17 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << the axiom among extracted feel blessed are the athletes was if you don't take it you won't make so if I didn't monitor them enough I didn't give it to them they will want to get it as we are most of them had got it as we I was taking it at the time the ticket >>

Clip ID: 19890524CPCN001