Athlete: Ben Johnson
Sport: Track & Field
During the 1988 Olympics, Ben Johnson not only defeated his rival Carl Lewis in the 100m final to win the gold, but he also lowered the world record to 9.79 seconds. We're sorry, Johnson didn't just "lower" the record, he crushed it. The previous record was 9.93 set by Carl Lewis in 1987.
Following the 100m dash at the '88 Olympics, Johnson's urine was tested and the results showed stanozolol in his system. Eventually, the world record and the gold were stripped from Johnson, but in a case of "when it rains, it pours," five of the other finalists also tested positive for a banned substance. Guess misery does love company, huh?