The Jamaican team of Jermaine Hamilton, Julian Foote, Rasheed Dwyer, and Oshane Bailey took first place at the Penn Relays 4x100 after the top U.S. team botched the baton exchange on the anchor leg.
David Epstein, writing for Sports Illustrated and ProPublica, reports that a USA Track & Field representative and coach "encouraged [the] use of the banned products and transported them" for doper Tyson Gay.
When Tyson Gay was busted for doping last June, and then immediately fessed up to his transgressions, everyone expected that he'd cooperate with USADA in exchange for a lighter punishment. What they did not expect was that he'd sell out his relay teammates from the 2012 Olympics.
American sprinter Tyson Gay has pulled out of next month's World Championships after testing positive for a banned substance. [BBC Sport]
The 19.73 seconds it took Usain Bolt to break the tape in the 200 meter finals of the Diamond League meet in Paris was the quickest 200 meters anyone has run this year, edging Tyson Gay's 19.74 in the U.S. World Championships in June.
Today, the National Zoo in Washington, D.C. officially unveiled their two new cheetah cubs. The ridiculously cute fluffballs don't have names yet—the zoo is waiting on the Olympics. The three-month-old cubs will be named after the top American finishers in the men's and women's 100 meters. So, Justin Gatlin, Tyson…
Tyson Gay beat Usain Bolt today in the 100m at the IAAF Track and Field Diamond League in Stockholm. It was Bolt's first loss in two years. I'm sure the headlines for this will be extremely tasteful.
Walter Dix beat out Tyson Gay in the 200m at this weekend's Prefontaine Classic, leading Reuters to produce lots of muffled laughter with this headline. [Reuters]