Sunday, 27 September 2009

Looking Back - Johnson Stripped Of Olympic Gold

On this day in 1988, sprinter Ben Johnson was sent home from the Seoul Olympic Games in disgrace. The Canadian was also stripped of his 100m gold medal after testing positive for drugs. On his arrival home, in Toronto, Johnson said he will appeal against the International Olympics Committee's verdict.
But the IOC has already said the athlete's intended defence - that a herbal drink he consumed before the race had been spiked - will not be accepted. Samples of Johnson's urine were tested for drugs immediately after the 100m final three days earlier, which he won in a world record time of 9.79 seconds. And Olympic officials confirmed last night that traces of the anabolic steroid, Stanozol, had been detected. The sprinter was woken in the early hours of the morning to be told the IOC had decided to send him home.
Canada's Prime Minister Brian Mulroney said it was the correct decision, but a tragedy for Johnson and a great sadness for for all Canadians.

You're In The Army Now

When in doubt empty the magazine.
If your attack is going well, you have walked into an ambush.
Clever is getting out alive.
The easy way is always mined.
It is generally inadvisable to eject directly over the area you just bombed.
The enemy diversion you're ignoring is their main attack.


You type on your computer all the time. WITHOUT LOOKING DOWN AT YOUR KEYBOARD, say whether the following letters are to the left or to the right of the F5 key. (The F5 key is more or less central to your keypad).

01 The letter K
02 The letter M
03 The letter R
04 The letter U
05 The letter D
06 The letter W
07 The letter G
08 The letter L
Good luck with your answers!

Questions You Just Can't Answer

Do married people live longer than single ones or does it only seem longer?
How is it that we put man on the moon before we figured out it would be a good idea to put wheels on luggage?
Why do people pay to go up tall buildings and then put money in binoculars to look at things on the ground?
Did you ever stop and wonder?

Thought For Today

If you have love in your life it can make up for a great many things you lack. If you don't have it, no matter what else there is, it's not enough.
Ann Landers