IOC strips USA of 2012 Olympic silver medal in men's sprint relay
The International Olympic Committee has stripped the United States of its 2012 Olympics silver medal in the men's sprint relay, the U.S. Olympic Committee announced Wednesday.
The Associated Press first reported the IOC's decision.
The disqualification stemmed from Tyson Gay's doping case. Gay, who tested positive for steroids in 2013, returned his medal last year.
"As expected, following USADA's decision in the Tyson Gay case, the IOC today confirmed that the U.S. team has been disqualified from the 4x100-meter race that was part of the athletics competition at the London 2012 Olympic Games," USOC spokesman Patrick Sandusky Wednesday in a statement, according to the AP.
Gay allegedly consumed a banned substance with his coach Jon Drummond's knowledge in July 2012, according to the United States Anti-Doping Agency's report on Drummond.
The USADA gave Drummond an eight-year ban in December, while Gay was merely suspended because he cooperated with the investigation.
Gay previously served a four-year doping ban beginning in 2006.
Other American athletes that will lose their silver medals as a result of the decision are Justin Gatlin, Ryan Bailey, Trell Kimmons, Jeffery Demps and Darvis Patton. Jamaica won gold in the event.
- Stanley Kay