Tyson Gay – Testosterone and Growth Hormone
Tyson Gay was one of the biggest stars in sprinting when he tested positive for a banned substance in 2013. More than likely the banned substance, testosterone and growth hormone. Gay had previously won a silver medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics. Gay posted the second-fastest time in the 100-meter dash. A 9.69-second run in 2009 at the Shanghai Golden Grand Prix. After his positive test, though, Gay, 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). While IOC taking all necessary steps with regard to the Olympic Games in line with our zero tolerance policy. 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”. 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. Fully and truthfully cooperating with us in our ongoing investigation into the circumstances surrounding his case.