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Peter Tonguette Special to The Columbus Dispatch

In the 1980s and ’90s, sports fans thrilled to the speed and grace of Ohio State track-and-field athlete Butch Reynolds.

The Akron native was awarded gold and silver medals in the 1988 Summer Olympics, which were held in Seoul, South Korea.

Then, in 1990, Reynolds’ world was rocked. The organization then known as the International Amateur Athletic Federation − today called World Athletics − administered a test that allegedly indicated that the athlete had taken an anabolic steroid. The test turned out to be incorrect, a result of errors that had taken place in the organization’s lab.

Even though he had not used the steroid, Reynolds was subject to a suspension, and his track-and-field career was upended. READ MORE

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