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Gay set for 100m return

Thursday, July 03, 2014

LAUSANNE, Switzerland - Tyson Gay makes his comeback to the track tomorrow after serving a one-year doping ban in what promises to be a stern test against fellow Americans Justin Gatlin and Mike Rodgers.

World athletics' governing body, the IAAF, announced last week it would not appeal the reduced one-year sanction for doping served by Gay.

Gay was banned in June 2013 after testing positive for a banned anabolic steroid in two out-of-competition tests.

His ban, reduced from two years by the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) because of Gay's co-operation, ended on June 23. And the IAAF said it would not challenge the reduction, calling it appropriate under the circumstances and in accordance with IAAF Rules.

"Lausanne has always been one of my favourite meets, and I'm thrilled to have it be my opening meet of 2014," said Gay.

"I have run fast times here. I have been training for several months, and will be ready on July 3."

Ironically, Gay's main opposition will come from two sprinters who have also served doping bans.

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