Oct 08 2008
Carl Lewis Before the 1988 Olympics: “There are gold medallists at this meet who are on drugs, that [100 metres] race will be looked at for many years, for more reasons than one.”
Ben Johnson’s response was:
“When Carl Lewis was winning everything, I never said a word against him. And when the next guy comes along and beats me, I won’t complain about that either.”
This set up the rivalry leading into the 1988 Olympic Games.