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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.

Jul 14, 2013

Sprinter Gay fails dope test, pulls out of worlds

RALEIGH, North Carolina (Reuters) – Tearful former double sprint world champion Tyson Gay said on Sunday he had tested positive for a substance he could not identify and was pulling out of next month’s world championships in Moscow.

Gay, who had the year’s fastest 100 meters time of 9.75 seconds, told two reporters in a telephone conference call he was notified by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) on Friday that his A sample from an out-of-competition test on May 16 had returned a positive.

Jun 15, 2013

Gay has triple medal haul in mind for worlds

RALEIGH, North Carolina (Reuters) – Former world sprint title holder Tyson Gay has a lofty goal in mind for August’s global championships – three trips to the podium just like six years ago.

Completely fit for the first time since winning gold in the 100 and 200 meters and 4×100 relay at the 2007 worlds, Gay told Reuters he will run both sprints at next week’s U.S. championships, then seek a spot on the relay team for Moscow.

Mar 3, 2013

Gritty Suhr happy to finally reach new heights

By Gene Cherry

(Reuters) – Nearly a half a decade after Jenn Suhr thought she was ready to challenge Russian great Yelena Isinbayeva for women’s pole vault supremacy, the gritty American’s dreams are coming true.

In the high altitude of Albuquerque, New Mexico, on Saturday, Suhr soared to a height not even Isinbayeva had cleared indoors – a world record 5.02 meters (16 feet, 5 1/2 inches) – to add to her London Olympic triumph over the Russian.

Nov 19, 2012

Four year bans proposed under new WADA Code

By Gene Cherry

(Reuters) – Athletes guilty of serious doping offenses will be suspended for four years from 2015 under proposals being considered by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), but there are no plans for a specific rule to ban offenders from the Olympics.

Currently, athletes found guilty of a first major doping offense are handed a two-year ban with any subsequent positive test incurring a life-ban.

Nov 19, 2012

Doping-Four year bans proposed under new WADA Code

Nov 18 (Reuters) – Athletes guilty of serious doping offenses will be suspended for four years from 2015 under proposals being considered by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), but there are no plans for a specific rule to ban offenders from the Olympics.

Currently, athletes found guilty of a first major doping offense are handed a two-year ban with any subsequent positive test incurring a life-ban.

Oct 28, 2012

Hurricane Sandy set to make history as it aims at U.S. coast

, Oct 28 (Reuters) – Weather
forecasters worked to pinpoint the likely landfall of the
monstrous Hurricane Sandy as it closed in on the U.S. East Coast
Sunday with the potential to be the biggest storm to hit the
mainland.

Government officials faced tough decisions on emergency
plans as residents scrambled to purchase supplies. Governors of
several states in the hurricane’s path declared emergencies and
ordered mandatory evacuations of vulnerable coastal areas.

Oct 28, 2012

Threat of Hurricane Sandy grows as it targets US East Coast

, Oct 27 (Reuters) – Hurricane Sandy
closed in on the United States on Saturday as coastal
communities along the East Coast scrambled to prepare for
torrential rains, high winds, major flooding and power outages a
week before the presidential election.

Governors in states in the hurricane’s path declared
emergencies, announcing mandatory evacuations of vulnerable
areas. New York City officials discussed whether to shut the
subway system on Sunday in advance of the storm.