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April 6, 1989 | From Associated Press
A sprinter who says he was duped into taking steroids by Ben Johnson's doctor and coach knew exactly what he was doing, his former girlfriend told a federal inquiry today. Andrew Mowatt had testified Wednesday that coach Charlie Francis and Dr. Jamie Astaphan had given him injections of banned steroids in 1986 while telling him the syringe contained only vitamins.
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September 7, 1989 | From Associated Press
The International Amateur Athletic Federation promised today to impose sanctions against the coach and doctor who administered Ben Johnson's steroid program. Federation President Primo Nebiolo said once the IAAF is in possession of the report from the Canadian government inquiry into drug use by athletes, punitive action will be taken against Coach Charlie Francis and Dr. Jamie Astaphan. The IAAF decided Tuesday to strip Johnson of his 100-meter world record set in Rome.
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April 26, 1989
The theory that Ben Johnson was a victim of sabotage at the Seoul Olympics surfaced again at an inquiry into drug use by Canadian athletes on Tuesday at Toronto. David Sookram, attorney for Dr. Jamie Astaphan, who treated Johnson, suggested during cross-examination of Waldemar Matuszewski, Johnson's physical therapist, that Johnson received pills described as pain killers several days before he tested positive for steroids and was stripped of the gold medal he won in the 100-meter dash.
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October 10, 1988
Ben Johnson knowingly took illegal steroids and those close to the runner were aware of it, Canadian Olympic women's sprinter Angella Issajenko was quoted in the Toronto Star. Issajenko said Dr. Jamie Astaphan supplied steroids to athletes with the knowledge of Coach Charlie Francis. "I just don't care any more," Issajenko said in the newspaper. "I'm fed up with all the bull. Ben takes steroids, I take steroids. Jamie gives them to us, and Charlie isn't a scientist but he knows what's happening."
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February 17, 1989 | Associated Press
Ben Johnson's personal physician was quoted as saying in a story in Thursday's Toronto Star that the Canadian sprinter took the banned steroid stanozolol four months before the Olympic Games because he was depressed over a leg injury. Dr. Jamie Astaphan, said that Johnson had suffered a pulled hamstring and took the drug but that it caused violent muscle spasms. "He bought stanozolol or somebody bought it for him in Toronto," Astaphan was quoted as saying.
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August 25, 1989
Steve Findlay, the athletes' representative for the Canadian Track and Field Assn. admitted Thursday at the Canadian Government's inquiry into drug use among athletes that he had evidence of steroid use by some of Canada's top athletes eight months before the Seoul Olympics. He said Wilf Wedmann, association president, refused to act. Wedmann, who testified briefly before the inquiry adjourned for the day, will have a chance to answer the allegation Friday.
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April 6, 1989 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Andrew Mowatt, who has competed for Canada in both the Winter and Summer Olympics, said Wednesday that Ben Johnson once offered him money for an anabolic steroid injection. Mowatt, a track sprinter and a bobsledder, also told the Canadian government's inquiry into drug use by athletes that he was given steroids by Coach Charlie Francis and Dr. Jamie Astaphan without his knowledge.
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September 30, 1988 | From Reuters
Ben Johnson's international agent, who reportedly arranged an exclusive interview with a West German magazine, was refused entry to the Canadian sprinter's home Thursday. "Ben, let me in--open the door," New York agent Larry Heidebrecht pleaded at the front entry of the Johnson family's suburban home. "Ben, I've got to talk to you." Officials at the Seoul Olympics stripped Johnson of his gold medal from Saturday's 100-meter race--run in a world-record time of 9.
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June 27, 1990 | FROM TIMES WIRE SERVICES
Sprinter Ben Johnson's former personal physician and another Toronto doctor accused of giving steroids to Canadian athletes were charged today by the Ontario College of Physicians and Surgeons with professional misconduct. Dr. Jamie Astaphan, Johnson's doctor until the 1988 Seoul Olympics scandal, and Dr. Ara Artinian face the possibility of having their licenses revoked and fines up to $10,000, college spokesman Linda Franklin said.
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