09/24/2013 11:39 EDT | Updated 11/24/2013 05:12 EST

Ben Johnson: victim or villain?

Canadian Ben Johnson has become a poster boy for doping in sport over the past 25 years.

Stripped of his 100-metre gold medal after a positive drug test at the 1988 Seoul Olympics, he's been largely cast as a villain in pop culture.

But as much as he let down millions of Canadians, the CBC's Shane Foxman says that Johnson wasn't the only one to cheat or use performance-enhancing drugs, yet he's suffered the most backlash for his actions.

Watch the video above to help you decide if Johnson is a victim or a villain.