Ben Johnson: I was framed

Mike interviews Ben Johnson, a victim of the great American sports machine.

If Ben was more eloquent he probably could make a case for why he was singled out, but the bottom line is America could not let him win for many reasons, all of them money.

Ben even goes as far as saying that Carl Lewis’s camp came into his room after the big race and spiked his beer with extra banned steroids.

I didn’t do no stereos” –Ben Johnson

Ben Johnson: Toronto Mike’d Podcast Episode 1474 ๐Ÿ—“๏ธ 2024-04-22 โ€ข ๐Ÿ•‘ 01:40:19 โ€ข ๐Ÿ“ 82 MB Podcast: Toronto Mike’d: The Official Toronto Mike Podcast Author: Toronto Mike Web player: Episode: In this 1474th episode of Toronto Mike’d, Mike chats with Ben Johnson about running 9.79 at the 1988 Olympics in Seoul, being disqualified and stripped of his medal, living with this shame, and surviving to find happiness. Mary Ormsby joins us to answer the burning question “can a guilty person be done dirty on the world’s stage”. Toronto Mike’d is proudly brought to you by Great Lakes Brewery, Palma Pasta, Ridley Funeral Home, The Advantaged Investor podcast from Raymond James Canada, The Yes, We Are Open podcast from Moneris, The Toronto Maple Leafs Baseball Team and If you would like to support the show, we do have partner opportunities available. Please email Toronto Mike at

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