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Johnson gets life ban from athletics

Johnson won the 50 metres in Grenoble, France, in 5.65 seconds, just 0.04 seconds shy of the world record. However, he was found guilty of doping just after the race and was subsequently banned for life by the IAAF. Federal amateur sport minister Pierre Cadieux called him a national disgrace, and suggested he consider moving back to Jamaica.


Norwegian snowboarder Andreas Wiig is born

Andreas Ygre Wiig is a Norwegian professional snowboarder. He rides regular. Andreas was born in Oslo and grew up in Asker. He made a name for himself when he won two gold medals at the 2007 and 2008 Winter X Games. Wiig already had a bronze medal in WXG 2005 and a silver medal in 2006.


Former Germany and Bayern Munich midfielder Jens Jeremies is born

Jens Jeremies is a retired German footballer who played as a defensive midfielder. Best known for his tackling abilities, he played for three clubs during his professional career, most notably Bayern Munich which he helped to 16 titles, 12 as an important unit, in a career also marred by many injuries.

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