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Athletics

Disgraced sprinter Ben Johnson 'feels sorry for Lance Armstrong'
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Edinburgh, September 24, 2013
First Published: 16:14 IST(24/9/2013)
Last Updated: 16:17 IST(24/9/2013)
Disgraced drugs cheat Ben Johnson gestures displays his framed footprint on a running track at the Seoul Olympic Stadium. Johnson returned to the stadium, 25 years to the day of the steroid-assisted 100m final victory that destroyed his career and reputation. (AFP photo)

Twenty-five years after stripped of his 1988 gold medal at the Seoul Olympics, Canadian sprinter Ben Johnson has said he feels sorry for fellow disgraced sportsman Lance Armstrong.

In an interview with 'insidethegames,' Johnson, whose world record were canceled following a positive test in 1988, has jumped to the defence of Armstrong.

Armstrong has been stripped of his seven Tour de France titles after he admitted to doping.

He hoped that Armstrong will overcome the situation ? but said it?s going to be tough for quite a while.

According to the Scotsman, Johnson, 51, will return to Seoul Olympic Stadium on Tuesday to mark the 25th anniversary of his 100m victory.

He has been fronting an anti-doping campaign - Choose The Right Track - which has taken him to the United Kingdom, the United States, Australia and Japan.


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