American Relay Team deprived of London silver

American Relay Team deprived of London silver

Because of Tyson Gay’s drugs ban the entire US 4x100m relay team have been stripped of their London 2012 Olympic silver medals.

Because of Tyson Gay’s drugs ban the entire US 4x100m relay team have been stripped of their London 2012 Olympic silver medals.

After testing positive for a forbidden anabolic steroid Tyson Gay, a former 100m and 200m world champion, was suspended for a year. He returned his London medal right in 2014, when his conviction was announced.

The disqualification was notified in a letter from the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to the US Olympic Committee (USOC).

Patrick Sandusky, a USOC spokesman stated on Wednesday that they are going to have all efforts made for medals to be returned and to take all possible measures to protect clean athletes.

Tyson Gay , who testes positive on a banned substances

Tyson Gay , who tested positive for a banned substances

Due to international rules, the entire team can be disqualified and stripped of medals if even it’s single member tests positive for a banned strengthening drug. Gay had already returned his medal last year and now the other team members such as Trell Kimmons, Justin Gatlin, Ryan Bailey, Jeffery Demps and Darvis Patton must do the same.

A national record was set by Americans at that London Games in 2012 with a time of 37.04 seconds . They were awarded with the silver medals for a second place, since the US team finished second to the Jamaicans anchored by Usain Bolt. So now the silver medals could be relocated to Trinidad and Tobago, which finished third, and the bronze then to the French team, which was fourth.

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