Two of the fastest men to ever run the 100-meter race tested positive for banned substances in the past three months. American sprinter Tyson Gay was told on Friday by the US Anti-Doping Agency that he had a positive A sample from an out-of-competition test in May.
Gay, who is still waiting on his B sample, said he has no excuses, and trusted in someone who let him down. To read between the lines, that basically sounds like he was advised on this matter and still came out with a positive sample.
For Jamaican Olympian Asafa Powell, his positive test for a banned stimulant came at the Jamaican Championships in June.
The results have UK Athletics performance director Neil Black "questioning everything." Black said his initial reaction was shock and amazement, then it rapidly went through the "tragedy."
No sporting agency wants to be associated with doping, not even the fake ones like WWE. It's not exactly tragic, though. These are professionals that are looking for an advantage in whatever way they can get it. The drug policy sets the guidelines and standards.
Past that, you just let the chips fall where they may. No one for a second thought track athletes were immune to this.