Fiji Times Logo

Fiji Time: 10:19 PM on Friday 29 August

/ Front page / Sport

One-year ban for Gay

Afp
Sunday, May 04, 2014

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado - US sprint star Tyson Gay has received a one-year doping ban from the US Anti-Doping Association (USADA) and returned a 2012 London Olympics silver medal to the US Olympic Committee.

USADA announced on Friday that the 31-year-old American track star tested positive for a banned anabolic steroid in two random out-of-competition tests and one event doping test in urine samples taken by both USADA and the world governing body IAAF.

Gay accepted a one-year period of ineligibility that began on June 23 last year, the day his sample was collected at the US Outdoor Track and Field Championships.

Because the random test positives were collected near the date of the meet, they were treated as one violation.

Gay accepted a one-year doping ban and the disqualification of all results dating to July 15, 2012 — the date he first used a product that contained a banned substance — and forfeited all prizes obtained from that date.


Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Commander confirms captured soldiers 'safe'
  2. Workers reap $200k in rewards for hard work
  3. UN: 43 Fijian peacekeepers seized in Syria
  4. Reverend Anil sails into history
  5. Prison visit stirs emotion for pageant contestant
  6. Key factors
  7. CORRECTION
  8. UN head calls for immediate release of soldiers
  9. Driven by El Nino
  10. Go forth, share and save

Top Stories this Week

  1. Numbers list stays Monday (25 Aug)
  2. Shocking discovery Tuesday (26 Aug)
  3. Van Gaal unhappy Wednesday (27 Aug)
  4. Woman of faith Monday (25 Aug)
  5. Unacceptable Tuesday (26 Aug)
  6. Police act Wednesday (27 Aug)
  7. Man wants death probe Monday (25 Aug)
  8. Show of support Thursday (28 Aug)
  9. Unhappy Fijians Tuesday (26 Aug)
  10. Commander confirms captured soldiers 'safe' Friday (29 Aug)