facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Gay handed one-year ban for positive test

May 2, 2014 at 5:58 PM   |   Comments

Colorado Springs, CO (SportsNetwork.com) - American sprinter Tyson Gay has accepted a one-year suspension after testing positive for a banned substance, the United States Ant-Doping Agency announced Friday.

Additionally, Gay has returned the silver medal he won in the men's 400-meter relay at the 2012 London Olympics.

The 31-year-old Gay's one-year ban began on June 23, 2013, the day his sample was collected at the USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships. He accepted a loss of results dating back to July 15, 2012.

"Upon receiving notification of his positive tests from USADA, Gay voluntarily removed himself from all competition prior to the 2013 World Championships and has not competed since that time," USADA said in a release.

According to the release, Gay could have been suspended for two years for his first doping offense but received a reduction because of his substantial assistance into the investigation of his case.

"We appreciate Tyson doing the right thing by immediately withdrawing from competition once he was notified, accepting responsibility for his decisions, and fully and truthfully cooperating with us in our ongoing investigation into the circumstances surrounding his case," said USADA CEO Travis T. Tygart.

Gay's suspension is subject to appeal by the IAAF and the World Anti-Doping Agency.

The American record holder in the 100-meter dash admitted last July he had failed an out-of-competition doping test.

[SportsNetwork.com]

Recommended UPI Stories
Featured UPI Collection
trending
2014: The Year in Music [PHOTOS]

2014: The Year in Music [PHOTOS]

Most Popular
1
Hope Solo posts record-breaking 72nd shutout Hope Solo posts record-breaking 72nd shutout
2
Greg Norman injures hand with chainsaw Greg Norman injures hand with chainsaw
3
UPI Sports Schedule for Sunday, September 14
4
UPI Sports Results for September 13, 2014 UPI Sports Results for September 13, 2014
5
NCAA Game Summary - Penn State at Rutgers
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback