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The Story Behind The Iconic Photos Of The Olympics' Dirtiest Record - Deadspin
When Carl Lewis and Ben Johnson faced off in the 100-meter finals at the 1988 Seoul Olympics, the race to determine the world’s fastest human was the marquee event of the Games. It was America vs. Canada; the lithe Lewis against the hulking Johnson; the reigning Olympic champ against the reigning world champ; Lewis’s personal-best 9.93 against Johnson’s world-record 9.83.

On the morning of September 24, as fans and journalists flocked to Seoul Olympic Stadium for the biggest moment of the Games, Sports Illustrated staff photographer Ron Modra was expecting a light day shooting a minor event away from the stadium. He knew that SI’s “A-Team” photographers from the magazine, including Heinz Kluetmeier and Manny Millan, were slated to shoot the track-and-field action.
deadspin  sports  trackandfield  carllewis  benjohnson  seoul  southkorea  olympics  steroids  cheating  scandal 
october 2017 by brendanmcfadden
Inside the Pied Piper of R&B's "Cult"
As the R&B legend tours the country this summer, parents have told police that R. Kelly is running an abusive "cult" that's tearing families apart. Three former members of Kelly’s inner circle told BuzzFeed News similar stories.
rkelly  sexualabuse  jimderogatis  buzzfeed  crime  scandal  music 
july 2017 by brendanmcfadden
An overdose, a young companion, drug-fueled parties: The secret life of a USC med school dean - LA Times
In USC’s lecture halls, labs and executive offices, Dr. Carmen A. Puliafito was a towering figure. The dean of the Keck School of Medicine was a renowned eye surgeon whose skill in the operating room was matched by a gift for attracting money and talent to the university.

There was another side to the Harvard-educated physician.

During his tenure as dean, Puliafito kept company with a circle of criminals and drug users who said he used methamphetamine and other drugs with them, a Los Angeles Times investigation found.
latimes  losangeles  usc  education  drugs  crime  scandal  highereducation 
july 2017 by brendanmcfadden
Bill O'Reilly Has His Own Brian Williams Problem | Mother Jones
The Fox News host has said he was in a "war zone" that apparently no American correspondent reached.
billoreilly  motherjones  media  reporting  scandal 
february 2015 by brendanmcfadden

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