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The dirtiest race in history : Ben Johnson, Carl Lewis and the Olympic 100m final, by Richard Moore, (electronic resource)

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The dirtiest race in history : Ben Johnson, Carl Lewis and the Olympic 100m final
Title
The dirtiest race in history
Title remainder
Ben Johnson, Carl Lewis and the Olympic 100m final
Statement of responsibility
by Richard Moore
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The 1988 Seoul Olympics played host to what has been described by some as the dirtiest race of all time, by others as the greatest. The final of the men's 100 metres at those Olympics is certainly the most infamous in the history of athletics, and more indelibly etched into the consciousness of the sport, the Olympics, and a global audience of millions, than any other athletics event before or since. Ben Johnson's world-record time of 9.79 seconds - as thrilling as it was - was the beginning rather than the end of the story. Following the race, Johnson tested positive, news that generated as many - if not more - shockwaves as his fastest ever run. He was stripped of the title, with Lewis awarded the gold medal, Linford Christie the silver and Calvin Smith the bronze. More than two decades on, the story still hadn't ended. In 1999 Lewis was named Sportsman of the Century by the IOC, and Olympian of the Century by Sports Illustrated. Yet his reputation was damaged by revelations that he too used performance-enhancing drugs, and tested positive prior to the Seoul Olympics. Christie also tested positive in Seoul but his explanation, that the banned substance had been in ginseng tea, was accepted. Smith, now a lecturer in English literature at a Florida university, was the only athlete in the top five whose reputation remains unblemished - the others all tested positive at some stage in their careers. Containing remarkable new revelations, this book uses witness interviews - with Johnson, Lewis and Smith among others - to reconstruct the build-up to the race, the race itself, and the fallout when news of Johnson's positive test broke and he was forced into hiding. It also examines the rivalry of the two favourites going into it, and puts the race in a historical context, examining its continuing relevance on the sport today, where every new record elicits scepticism
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EBLCP
Dewey number
796.48
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
RC1230
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
  • EBSCO eBooks
  • Wisden sports writing
Target audience
adult
The dirtiest race in history : Ben Johnson, Carl Lewis and the Olympic 100m final, by Richard Moore, (electronic resource)
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The dirtiest race in history : Ben Johnson, Carl Lewis and the Olympic 100m final, by Richard Moore, (electronic resource)
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover; Contents; The Quest; Prologue; PART ONE: CARL AND BEN; 1. The santa Monica Track club; 2. Picking Daisies; 3. Ben and Charlie; 4. The Quiet One; 5. The Roots of Evil; 6. Wanna be Startin' Somethin'; 7. The Prince and the Missing Paperwork; PART TWO: RIVALS; 8. Lewis 8, Johnson 1; 9. Big Ben and King Carl; PART THREE: SEOUL; 10. Dodging; 11. The Glasnost Games; 12. Sweating it Out; 13. The Human Bullet; 14. Deny, Deny, Deny; 15. The Mystery Man; Epilogue: Different Era, Different Time Zone, Same Thing; Where Are They Now?; Statistics; Interviews; Bibliography and Further Reading
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ocn793511073
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Extent
1 online resource (326 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781408171103
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (Sirsi) ebs793511073
  • (Sirsi) ebs793511073
  • (CaAE) ebs793511073
  • (OCoLC)793511073

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