Tuesday 27th September 2016,
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U.S. 4x100m Men’s Relay Team Stripped of 2012 Olympic Silver

IOCstripIn 2012 the United States finished second behind Jamaica in the 4x100m race in the London Olympics. Following the Olymipics, U.S. sprinter Tyson Gay came under fire for alleged doping.

Gay returned his silver medal to the IOC last year and accepted a 1-year suspension for using a banned substance during the Olympics. But that’s not enough as the IOC has stripped the entire quartet of their medals since Gay was a part of that unit.

The entire U.S. men’s sprint relay team was stripped of its silver medal from the 2012 London Olympics on Wednesday as a result of Tyson Gay’s doping case, two officials with knowledge of the decision told The Associated Press.

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because the decision has not yet been announced.

The International Olympic Committee notified the U.S. Olympic Committee by letter that the 4×100 relay team has been disqualified and all the medals withdrawn, the officials said. The letter asks the USOC to collect the medals and return them to the IOC.

H/T: USA Today

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