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Tyson Gay is an American Olympic sprinter who competed at the 2008 and 2012 Olympic Games, placing fourth in the men's 100 in 2012.
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Gay has continued his success in recent years, taking titles in Stockholm and London. At the 2012 Olympic Games in London, he placed fourth in the men's 100, finishing behind American sprinter Justin Gatlin, who took the bronze. He has yet to win an Olympic medal.
In July 2013, a 30-year-old Tyson Gay publicly announced that he had tested positive for an unnamed banned substance in May, as reported by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency.
"I don't have any sabotage story," the track star stated in an interview with The Associated Press. "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. I don't have any of those stories. I basically put my trust in someone and I was let down." He went on to say that he is prepared for whatever punishment is coming his way, and will take it "like a man," adding, "I do realize and respect what I put in my body, and it is my responsibility."
Journalist Gwen Ifill, PBS NewsHour's senior correspondent, called Gay "the biggest U.S. track name linked to doping since Marion Jones tearfully admitted in 2007 to using performance-enhancing drugs."
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