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Jun 26, 2014

IAAF will not appeal Gay’s one-year doping ban

By Gene Cherry

(Reuters) – The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) will not appeal the one-year ban handed down to Tyson Gay for doping which has put the United States’s second-place finish in the 4×100 meters relay at the 2012 London Olympics in jeopardy.

Gay, the world’s joint second fastest man, was banned for one year following a 2013 positive test for an anabolic steroid and stripped of all results from July 2012.

Jun 26, 2014

Athletics-IAAF will not appeal Gay’s one-year doping ban

June 26 (Reuters) – The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) will not appeal the one-year ban handed down to Tyson Gay for doping which has put the United States’s second-place finish in the 4×100 metres relay at the 2012 London Olympics in jeopardy.

Gay, the world’s joint second fastest man, was banned for one year following a 2013 positive test for an anabolic steroid and stripped of all results from July 2012.

Jun 3, 2014

WADA will not appeal sprinter Gay’s one-year ban

By Gene Cherry

(Reuters) – The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) will not appeal banned American sprinter Tyson Gay’s controversial one-year doping ban, it said on Tuesday.

The global agency said the ban, which has been widely criticized in Europe as too lenient, was “compatible with the World Anti-Doping Code.”

May 21, 2014

Athletics-Records could tumble at inaugural World Relays

By Gene Cherry

(Reuters) – Olympic and world champions will gather in the Bahamas this weekend for a special global meeting that has no field events or individual competitions but the promise of world records and rich cash prizes.

The inaugural IAAF World Relays are all about speed as Jamaicans Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Yohan Blake join Kenyan double world champion Asbel Kiprop and a host of other world-class runners in challenging global records in the men’s and women’s 4×100 metres, 4x200m, 4x400m, 4x800m and 4×1,500m relays.

May 21, 2014

Records could tumble at inaugural World Relays

By Gene Cherry

(Reuters) – Olympic and world champions will gather in the Bahamas this weekend for a special global meeting that has no field events or individual competitions but the promise of world records and rich cash prizes.

The inaugural IAAF World Relays are all about speed as Jamaicans Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Yohan Blake join Kenyan double world champion Asbel Kiprop and a host of other world-class runners in challenging global records in the men’s and women’s 4×100 meters, 4x200m, 4x400m, 4x800m and 4×1,500m relays.

Oct 14, 2013

WADA plans special visit to Jamaica

By Gene Cherry

(Reuters) – The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) is planning a special visit to Jamaica next year following concerns over the Caribbean island’s anti-doping programs.

“WADA has accepted an invitation from the Prime Minister of Jamaica to visit and inspect JADCO (the Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission),” WADA said in a statement to Reuters on Monday.

Oct 14, 2013

Doping-WADA plans special visit to Jamaica

Oct 14 (Reuters) – The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) is planning a special visit to Jamaica next year following concerns over the Caribbean island’s anti-doping programmes.

“WADA has accepted an invitation from the Prime Minister of Jamaica to visit and inspect JADCO (the Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission),” WADA said in a statement to Reuters on Monday.

Jul 27, 2013

Sprinter Tyson Gay’s B sample positive, fails another test

RALEIGH, North Carolina (Reuters) – Former world sprint champion Tyson Gay’s ‘B’ sample from an out-of-competition test in May has been confirmed positive for a banned substance, the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) said on Friday, while adding he had returned another positive test.

“We can confirm that the ‘B’ sample analysis of a sample collected from Mr. Gay has been completed and that the ‘B’ sample analysis has confirmed the ‘A’ sample findings,” USADA chief executive Travis Tygart said in a statement to Reuters.

Jul 27, 2013

Sprinter Gay’s B sample positive, fails another test

RALEIGH, North Carolina (Reuters) – Former world sprint champion Tyson Gay’s ‘B’ sample from an out-of-competition test in May has been confirmed positive for a banned substance, the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) said on Friday, while adding he had returned another positive test.

“We can confirm that the ‘B’ sample analysis of a sample collected from Mr. Gay has been completed and that the ‘B’ sample analysis has confirmed the ‘A’ sample findings,” USADA chief executive Travis Tygart said in a statement to Reuters.

Jul 14, 2013

Former record holder Powell tests positive

By Gene Cherry

(Reuters) – Jamaica’s former world 100 meters record holder Asafa Powell said on Sunday he had tested positive for a banned stimulant at last month’s national championships.

“I will confirm that a sample I gave at the National Trials in June earlier this year has returned “adverse findings”, Powell said in a statement to Reuters.