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WADA will not appeal Gay ban

ESPN staff
June 5, 2014
All of Tyson Gay's results since July 2012 have been wiped from the record books © Getty Images

The World Anti-Doping Agency will not appeal Tyson Gay's reduced one-year ban for doping, saying the authorities properly handled the former world champion's case.

Gay, who is expected to return from his suspension in July at the Diamond League meeting in Lausanne, received a reduced ban for co-operating with the US Anti-Doping Agency's investigation.

WADA said it was "satisfied" that Gay "provided substantial assistance to USADA in an appropriate fashion. WADA will therefore not appeal USADA's decision which is compatible with the world anti-doping code."

Gay tested positive for an anabolic steroid at the US championships last year. He said he will run the 100 metres at the Athletissima, where he won last year.

That victory was annulled along with all of Gay's results since July 2012.

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