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Report: Tyson Gay failed multiple drug tests this year


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Sprinter Tyson Gay failed more than one drug test this year, recording one of his positives at the U.S. championships in June, where he won the 100 and 200 meters, The Associated Press learned Friday.

Earlier this month, Gay revealed he had tested positive in an out-of-competition test he took May 16.

Three people familiar with the case told the AP that Gay had multiple positives this year. One of those people said one positive came at nationals and the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency has notified him of that result.


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One person familiar with the case told the AP that multiple positives over a short period of time are a sign of an athlete who wasn't trying to hide anything but simply didn't know he was taking a banned drug.

Gay is cooperating with USADA.

"The additional positive sample is consistent with him taking responsibility," USADA CEO Travis Tygart said. "He should be commended for that and for removing himself from world championships, which we all should appreciate. The sample was expected, as he works with us for the fair resolution based on the rules, given the fact of his case."

When Gay admitted to the earlier positive in a phone interview nearly two weeks ago, he fought back tears.

"I don't have a sabotage story. I don't have any lies. I don't have anything to say to make this seem like it was a mistake or it was on USADA's hands, someone playing games," he said. "I don't have any of those stories. I basically put my trust in someone and I was let down."



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wildtigercat93
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I can see both sides of the let them dope/keep it illegal argument for most sports but track seems to be the one sport where they're bumping up against some natural limits so unless we want people to be logging the same times for the next few decades we might need to show a little flexibility here.





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I hate it for him because it seems like he's being pretty genuine about not knowing he was taking something illegal. And from all accounts he's a decent guy.





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I'm sure he's a decent guy in his own way but I don't see how anyone would think track and field stars aren't using PEDs

It is such an obvious benefit and the differences between first and eighth place can be so small






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