Douglas Harris

Canadian sprinter Ben Johnson set a new world record in the 100 metres only to have it stripped away after testing positive for steroid use. Canadian sailor Lawrence Lemieux was poised to win the silver medal in the Finn class when he abandoned the race to save an injured competitor, finishing 22nd. He was awarded the Pierre de Coubertin Medal for Sportsmanship. For Canada, 1988 represented the worst and the very best the Olympics has to offer. Here, Doug Harris shares his own best and worst memories of the 24th Olympiad …