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Athletics: Banned Gay says he’ll run again in 2014

Published on May 5, 2014 6:09 AM
 
US sprint star Tyson Gay says he’ll race again in 2014, after his one-year doping suspension expires in June. -- PHOTO: AFP

LOS ANGELES (AFP) - US sprint star Tyson Gay says he’ll race again in 2014, after his one-year doping suspension expires in June.
Gay, attending a local school athletics meeting named for him in his native Kentucky on Saturday, told the Lexington Herald-Leader newspaper he hasn’t been able to talk about his suspension, but he’s looking forward to the end of his ban on June 23.

“Under the rules of USADA (US Anti-Doping Agency), they didn’t want me to speak on the case,” Gay said. “But they definitely understand what happened, and USADA understands that it was a mistake. That’s why they’re allowing me to run this year.”

USADA announced on Friday that the 2007 treble world champion had accepted a one-year ban after testing positive for a banned anabolic steroid in two random out-of-competition tests.

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

 
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