AP Sources: IOC strips US of relay medals in Gay doping case

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LONDON (AP) — Two officials with knowledge of the decision say the entire U.S. men’s sprint relay team has been stripped of its silver medal from the 2012 London Olympics as a result of Tyson Gay’s doping case.

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

They say the International Olympic Committee notified the U.S. Olympic Committee by letter on Wednesday that the team has been disqualified and the medals withdrawn. The letter asks the USOC to collect the medals and return them to the IOC.

Gay returned his own medal last year after accepting a one-year doping suspension and the loss of results going back to July 2012, but the status of the U.S. second-place finish in London and the medals of Gay’s relay teammates had remained in limbo until now.

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