Tyson Gay’s former coach suspended eight years

(Reuters) – American sprinter Tyson Gay’s former coach has been suspended for eight years for doping violations, the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency said yesterday.

An independent arbitration panel found that Jon Drummond possessed, trafficked, and administered banned performance enhancing substances to an athlete under his care as a coach, USADA said on its website.

The former U.S. Olympian and Olympic coach was Gay’s coach when the former world champion tested positive in 2013 for a banned substance, according to the arbitration panel decision.

Gay was suspended for one year in May, returned the silver medal he won with the U.S. 4×100 metres relay team at the London Olympics and was disqualified from all races he contested from July 2012. He has since returned to competition.


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