Tyson Gay was one of the biggest stars in sprinting when he tested positive for a banned substance in 2013. Gay had previously won a silver medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics and posted the second-fastest time in the 100-meter dash with a 9.69-second run in 2009 at the Shanghai Golden Grand Prix. After his positive test, though, Gay was banned from the sport for a year and stripped of his silver Olympic medal.
Gay’s suspension was welcomed by the IOC ( international olympic committee) and it said we will take all necessary steps with regard to the Olympic Games in line with our zero tolerance policy, and our full commitment to the protection of the clean athletes.
The second fastest 100m runner in history made use of a steroidal cream that contained testosterone, human growth hormone, and two other banned substances. He got the cream from an “anti-ageing specialist” and the label on the jar claimed the cream was “100% All Natural”. Gay received a reduced suspension of one year while Asafa Powell who claimed he took a stimulant Oxilofrine that came from a legal supplement Epiphany D1 received a longer suspension of 18 months. US Anti-Doping Agency’s (USADA) chief executive, Travis Tygart, commented we appreciate Tyson doing the right thing by immediately withdrawing from competition once he was notified, accepting responsibility for his decisions, and fully and truthfully cooperating with us in our ongoing investigation into the circumstances surrounding his case.