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Athletics: Tyson Gay gets one-year doping ban, returns Olympic medal

Published on May 3, 2014 6:43 AM
 
US runner Tyson Gay crosses the finish line in the men's 100m dash during the US Olympic Athletic Trials in Eugene, Oregon on June 24, 2012. Gay has received a one-year doping ban from the US Anti-Doping Association (USADA) and returned his 2012 London Olympics silver medal to the US Olympic Committee. -- FILE PHOTO: REUTERS

COLORADO SPRINGS (AFP) - US sprint star Tyson Gay has received a one-year doping ban from the US Anti-Doping Association (USADA) and returned his 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 last year by both USADA and the world governing body IAAF.

Gay accepted a one-year period of ineligibility that began on June 23 of 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.

 
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