The Race That Shocked The World
For the first time ever all eight finalists of the dramatic Men’s 100m final at the 1988 Seoul Olympics tell their story.
Just 48 hours after being crowned victor, Canadian sprinter Ben Johnson was found guilty of taking banned substances and stripped of his gold medal, in one of the most dramatic days in Olympic history.
In this revealing documentary, all eight men recall what brought them to the start line that day in Seoul – and what happened to them since, shedding light on the underworld networks of doping prevalent in the sport in the 1980s.
Confirmed for Tuesday 17 July on BBC Four at 10.00-11.00pm
Tuesday 17 July