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A Swedish brewery and soft drink producer...

A Swedish brewery and soft drink producer has canceled a fruit juice commercial featuring banned Canadian sprinter Ben Johnson after a boycott threat.

Rune Hestner, chairman of a students’ sports body that planned the boycott, said the Falcon brewery told him that its commercial will not be shown as planned in Swedish movie theaters.

Johnson, stripped of his 100-meter gold medal in the Seoul Olympics last year after testing positive for steroids, reportedly was paid $50,000 for a 30-second spot for Mer products.


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