Report: Tyson Gay Tested Positive for Steroids

Tyson Gay


Last month we reported that American sprinter Tyson Gay, tested positive for a banned substance and then subsequently removed himself from competing in the World Championships in Moscow.

Well according to a report courtesy USA Today Sports via BBC, a letter from the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency revealed that Gay tested positive for steroids.

In a letter from USADA to Gay obtained by the BBC, the athlete was informed of an adverse analytical finding from a sample taken at the U.S. Championships, which also served as the world championship trials, in June.

The letter stated: “Using the Carbon Isotope Ratio Analysis it reported that the sample had an adverse analytical finding reflecting values that are consistent with the administration of a steroid of exogenous (external) nature.”

Athletes found who have tested positive for steroids, human growth hormones or any other remotely serious banned substance, face a potential two-year suspension.