Tyson Gay

  • Bolt chides doping officials over Tyson Gay ban 5 days ago

    Usain Bolt believes anti-doping officials have sent a "bad message to the sport", after American sprinter Tyson Gay received only a one-year ban following a positive test for an anabolic steroid. "I'm not really happy with the situation and with how it was done," Bolt told Reuters on Tuesday. "I think for...
  • IAAF will not appeal Gay's one-year doping ban June 27, 2014

    The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) will not appeal the one-year ban handed down to Tyson Gay for doping which has put the United States's second-place finish in the 4x100 metres relay at the 2012 London Olympics in jeopardy. Gay, the world's joint second fastest man, was banned for one...
  • WADA will not appeal sprinter Tyson Gay's one-year ban June 4, 2014

    The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) will not appeal banned American sprinter Tyson Gay's controversial one-year doping ban, it said on Tuesday. The global agency said the ban, which has been widely criticised in Europe as too lenient, was "compatible with the World Anti-Doping Code." Gay, the world's joint second fastest man, last...
  • US sprinter Tyson Gay banned for one year for doping May 3, 2014

    Former world double sprint champion Tyson Gay has been suspended for one year after testing positive for a banned substance, the US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) said on Friday. He has also returned the silver medal he won with the U.S. 4x100 metres relay team at the 2012 London Olympics. As part of...
  • Sprinter Tyson Gay's B sample positive, fails another test July 27, 2013

    Raleigh: Former world sprint champion Tyson Gay's 'B' sample from an out-of-competition test in May has been confirmed positive for a banned substance, the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) said on Friday, while adding he had returned another positive test. "We can confirm that the 'B' sample analysis of a sample collected...
  • Usain Bolt wants to inspire fans weary of doping July 25, 2013

    London: Usain Bolt will again fly the flag for drug-free athletics at this weekend's London Diamond League meeting after a news conference where the multi-titled Jamaican was bombarded with questions about the sport's latest doping scandals. Any hopes Bolt had that his appearance in London would be a celebration of his...
  • Coe calls for four-year bans for drug cheats July 21, 2013

    London: Former double Olympic champion Sebastian Coe wants the ban for athletes failing drugs tests to be increased from two to four years, he said on Sunday. "We have to go back from two years to four years. The move down to two did a lot of damage to my sport,"...
  • IOC, IAAF look at bright side of new doping cases July 16, 2013

    London: International officials are looking at the bright side of the latest doping scandals to jolt track and field. The positive tests that nabbed top-name sprinters Tyson Gay, Asafa Powell and Sherone Simpson are disappointing but also proof that global drug-testing efforts are working, the IOC and IAAF said on...
  • Dope cloud over sport July 16, 2013

    The latest doping scandal that has engulfed athletics continues to rumble on as another jamaican athlete who failed a dope test has been identified and the big names caught in the net are facing a dark future. ...
  • Adidas suspends contract with Tyson Gay July 15, 2013

    Frankfurt: Sportswear company Adidas (ADSGn.DE) has suspended its contract with Tyson Gay after the former double world sprint champion failed an out-of-competition dope test, it said on Monday. "We are shocked by these recent allegations, and even if we presume his innocence until proven otherwise, our contract with Tyson is currently...
  • Sprinter Tyson Gay fails dope test, pulls out of world championships July 14, 2013

    Raleigh, North Carolina: Tearful former double sprint world champion Tyson Gay said on Sunday he had tested positive for a substance he could not identify and was pulling out of next month's world championships in Moscow. Gay, the 2007 world champion who had the year's fastest 100 metres time of 9.75...
  • Tyson Gay continues impressive buildup with Lausanne win July 5, 2013

    Lausanne: American champion Tyson Gay continued his impressive buildup to next month's world championships on Thursday by winning the 100 metres at Lausanne's Athletissima Diamond League meeting in 9.79 seconds. Jamaica's former world record holder Asafa Powell was among the athletes left trailing while 2003 world champion Kim Collins of St...
  • Weir runs 19.79 to win 200m at Jamaican trial June 24, 2013

    Olympic bronze medallist Warren Weir ran a scorching 19.79 seconds to win the 200 metres on the final day of the Jamaican trials in the joint 14th fastest time ever on Sunday. On a day that Tyson Gay clocked 19.74 to win the American title, Weir covered the entire field by...
  • Tyson Gay sprints to year's fastest 100m to defeat Justin Gatlin June 22, 2013

    Des Moines, Iowa: Tyson Gay overcame Olympic bronze medallist Justin Gatlin's quicker start and sped to the year's fastest 100 metres, clocking 9.75 seconds at the US trials for the world championships on Friday. Fully fit for the first time in years, Gay took control mid-race with a dominant run to...
  • Tyson Gay and Justin Gatlin cruise in US 100m qualifying June 21, 2013

    Des Moines, Iowa: Tyson Gay and Justin Gatlin cruised through the opening round of the 100 metres at the US trials on Thursday as America's top sprinters launched their bids for August's world championships. Former world champion Gay, the year's fastest man, won his heat in 10.28 seconds while Olympic bronze...
  • Tyson Gay wins Diamond League sprint in New York May 26, 2013

    New York: Former world champion Tyson Gay, free from injury for one of the few times in recent years, blitzed his rivals on Saturday to win the 100 metres at the Adidas Grand Prix. Kenya's Olympic champion David Rudisha also outclassed his opponents to easily win the 800m at the New...
  • Ready for fastest 100m ever: Bolt July 27, 2012

    London: Usain Bolt says he is fit and ready for the London Olympics and is convinced his defence of the 100 metres title could trigger one of the fastest ever races in the blue riband sprint. The 25-year-old Jamaican said he had been training well after a minor hamstring problem and...
  • London win boost for Gay ahead of Olympics July 14, 2012

    London: Tyson Gay prepared for the anticipated chilly Olympics here by winning the 100 meters at the London Grand Prix in dreary summer conditions in the British capital on Friday. The former world champion won in 10.03 seconds in a headwind of 1.2 meters per second, ahead of compatriot Ryan Bailey...
  • Bolt from the blue: Meet the world's fastest man August 18, 2009

    New Delhi: Even before the race began, the world's fastest man was confident of creating history. Usain Bolt had said, “I am ready, are you ready, let’s go." As the 22-year-old Jamaican stepped into the blocks he was not up against Tyson Gay, he was trying to beat the best...
  • Bolt vs Gay: the fight begins before the sprint August 15, 2009

    Berlin: Usain Bolt vs. Tyson Gay. Flash vs. "boring." Triple Olympic champion vs. triple world champion. Anyway you judge it, the big match-up in the 100-meter sprint has all the looks of the defining moment of the world championships, which open with the 100 heats on Saturday. "I'm itching to run. I...
  • Bolt gearing up for world record, outrace Gay July 17, 2009

    Paris: Usain Bolt is gearing up for next month's world championships by running Friday at the Areva Meeting outside Paris, and a world record in the 100-m race at the Golden League event is not out of the question. "I definitely think the world record can go any time," the Jamaican...
  • To go home without a gold is very hard: Gay August 24, 2008

    For American sprinter Tyson Gay it has been an Olympic Games he would want to forget. But he is staying positive despite going back empty-handed from from Beijing. Gay spoke exclusively CNN-IBN's Digvijay Singh Deo about what went wrong and much more. Digvijay Singh Deo: Omega is the official time keeper...
  • Bolt scorches into 100m final, world champ Gay flops August 16, 2008

    Beijing: World record holder Usain Bolt scorched into the men's 100m final of the Beijing Olympics here on Saturday, posting the second fastest time in Games history in his semi-final. But reigning double world champion Tyson Gay of the United States crashed out, finishing only fifth in 10.05sec in the second...
  • Bolt sparkles, Caribbean sprinters dominate 100m heats August 15, 2008

    Beijing: Jamaica's world record-holder Usain Bolt threw down the gauntlet to his 100 metres rivals here on Friday as he recorded the sixth fastest time this year in his Olympic second round heat. The 21-year-old ran an effortless 9.92 seconds to win his heat, a faster time than the other two...
  • US sprinter out to make Jamaicans feel not so Gay August 13, 2008

    Beijing: Tyson Gay says he is raring to go as the hype is about to become reality in one of the most eagerly anticipated Olympic 100 metres ever with the American confronting two Jamaicans intent on giving the Caribbean island their first ever Olympic title in the event. The trio come...
  • Powell not an also-ran in race for 100m glory August 8, 2008

    Beijing: Asafa Powell is confident he can bury his reputation for choking at big events and grab glory in the blue riband event of the men's 100m at the Beijing Olympics. Powell arrives in China as the least-vaunted of a trio of top sprinters including Jamaican compatriot and newly-installed world record...
  • Usain Bolt: A Bolt out of the blue August 2, 2008

    Name: Bolt Usain Country: Jamaica Date of birth: 1986-08-21 Birthplace: Trelawny Height: 196 cm, Weight: 88.0 kg Disciplines: 100m, 200m , 4x100m World record: 1 (100m - on 31/05/2008) World Championships: (2 medals - 2 silver); 200m : 2nd (2007), 4x100m: 2nd (2007) May 31, 2008 on a rainy night in New York and a wet track at...
  • Eyeing the finishing line: 3 contenders and one goal July 18, 2008

    New Delhi: The 100 metres has always been the most eagerly awaited event of any Olympics and this time three strong contenders have made sure that all eyes will be on them. Three men, all with the same goal will sprint towards the finish line of the 100 metres in the...
  • Gay, Defar win IAAF World Athlete of the Year awards November 26, 2007

    Monte Carlo: World champion sprinter Tyson Gay and middle-distance runner Meseret Defar won World Athlete of the Year awards on Sunday. Gay won the 100 and 200 meters at the world championships in Osaka, Japan, and was part of the victorious 400 relay team. That made him the fourth man to...