MONTREAL, Canada (EME News) – The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) will not appeal Tyson Gay's one-year doping ban, inform Reuters.
Gay, the world's joint second fastest man, last month had accepted the one-year suspension by the US Anti-Doping Agency (Usada) after a 2013 positive test for an anabolic steroid.
WADA, on Tuesday, said, “After careful review and scrutiny of the full case file, Wada is satisfied that Mr Tyson 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.”
At the World Relays, IAAF President Lamine Diack said that he supported the World Anti-Doping Code rule that allows athletes to receive reduced sentences if they provide substantial assistance to anti-doping agencies.