Tyson Gay and Asafa Powell: Olympic sprinters fail drug tests

Asafa PowellFormer world champion Tyson Gay and Jamaica’s ex-100m world record holder Asafa Powell have failed drug tests.

American Gay, 30, the joint-second fastest man ever over 100m, was told by the US Anti-Doping Agency on Friday that his A sample from an out-of-competition test in May was positive.

Powell, the all-time fourth quickest, tested positive for a banned stimulant at June’s Jamaican Championships.

Powell and Simpson’s doping positives come a month after Jamaican Olympic champion Veronica Campbell-Brown tested positive for a banned diuretic.

The 30-year-old Powell was the last man to hold the individual 100m record before compatriot Usain Bolt broke it in 2008.

Powell later helped Jamaica to win 400m relay gold at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. Read more

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