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World shocked again as top athletes fail dope test
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World shocked again as top athletes fail dope test

Jul 15 2013, 6:06am CDT | by

Washington, July 15 (IANS) Track and field was dealt with a huge blow as the world's top sprinters former world record holder Jamaican Asafa Powell, American champion Tyson Gay and Olympic medallist Sherone Simpson failed drug tests.

Washington, July 15 — Track and field was dealt with a huge blow as the world's top sprinters former world record holder Jamaican Asafa Powell, American champion Tyson Gay and Olympic medallist...

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World shocked again as top athletes fail dope test

Jul 15 2013, 6:06am CDT | by

Washington, July 15 (IANS) Track and field was dealt with a huge blow as the world's top sprinters former world record holder Jamaican Asafa Powell, American champion Tyson Gay and Olympic medallist Sherone Simpson failed drug tests.

Washington, July 15 — Track and field was dealt with a huge blow as the world's top sprinters former world record holder Jamaican Asafa Powell, American champion Tyson Gay and Olympic medallist Sherone Simpson failed drug tests.

Powell, 30, was found to have a stimulant called oxilofrine in his system and his fellow Jamaican Sherone Simpson also tested positive for the same stimulant, reports Xinhua.

Powell held the 100-metre record of 9.74 until Usain Bolt beat it in 2008. Simpson won Olympic gold in the women's 400m relay in 2004 and silver in 2012, along with an individual silver in the 100m in 2008.

Both athletes denied knowingly taking the banned substance.

In a statement released through his agent, Powell said, "I assure you that we will find out how this substance passed our rigorous internal checks and balances and design systems to make sure it never happens again."

Gay, who won the 100m and 200m at US nationals last month, failed an out-of-competition test May 16.

The 30-year-old didn't reveal what the banned substance was. He would have his "B" sample tested for a further step.

"I don't have a sabotage story. I don't have any lies. I don't have anything to say to make this seem like it was a mistake or it was on USADA's hands, someone playing games," said Gay.

"The B sample will be processed shortly, and as in all cases all athletes are innocent unless or until proven otherwise through the established legal process, and any attempt to sensationalize or speculate is a disservice to due process, fair play, and to those who love clean sport," announced USADA in a statement.

Gay, who won three gold medals at 2007 world championships, had signatured himself as a man of "clean competition". He joined USADA "My Victory" program, which encouraged clean competition.

"My career and my name have always been better than medals or records or anything like that. I've always wanted a clean name with anything. Unfortunately, I have to break this news, that I have a positive 'A' sample," said Gay.

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Jul 24 2014 7:48am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

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Farah out of Commonwealth Games with illness

Jul 24 2014 7:48am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

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Farah out of Commonwealth Games with illness

Jul 24 2014 7:48am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

GLASGOW — Double Olympic gold medallist Mo Farah has pulled out of the Commonwealth Games because he has not recovered fully from a recent stomach ailment. Team England said Thursday, on the opening day of the games, that Farah, who had planned to run the 5,000 and 10,000 metres — the same distances he won gold at during the London Games in 2012 — would remain at his training base in France. The team said Farah had made good progress on his recove ...
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Farah out of Commonwealth Games with illness

Jul 24 2014 7:48am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

GLASGOW — Double Olympic gold medallist Mo Farah has pulled out of the Commonwealth Games because he has not recovered fully from a recent stomach ailment. Team England said Thursday, on the opening day of the games, that Farah, who had planned to run the 5,000 and 10,000 metres — the same distances he won gold at during the London Games in 2012 — would remain at his training base in France. The team said Farah had made good progress on his recovery from his illness but had withdrawn to focus ...
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Farah out of Commonwealth Games with illness

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GLASGOW — Double Olympic gold medallist Mo Farah has pulled out of the Commonwealth Games because he has not recovered fully from a recent stomach ailment. Team England said Thursday, on the opening day of the games, that Farah, who had planned to run the 5,000 and 10,000 metres — the same distances he won gold at during the London Games in 2012 — would remain at his training base in France. The team said Farah ...
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4 days ago

Farah out of Commonwealth Games with illness

Jul 24 2014 7:48am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

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4 days ago

Farah out of Commonwealth Games with illness

Jul 24 2014 7:48am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

GLASGOW — Double Olympic gold medallist Mo Farah has pulled out of the Commonwealth Games because he has not recovered fully from a recent stomach ailment. Team England said Thursday, on the opening day of the games, that Farah, who had planned to run the 5,000 and 10,000 metres — the same distances he won gold at during the London Games in 2012 — would remain at his training base in France. The team said Farah had made good progress on his ...
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