|Listen to Live Jamaican Radio, Listen to Power 106 FM 24x7. Click Here to Listen Free | (Advertisement)|
ATHLETICS: Gatlin says sport still credible despite failed drug tests
2013-07-19 08:53:12 | (0 Comments)
American sprinter Justin Gatlin says he still believes in the credibility of athletics despite Tyson Gay and Asafa Powell failing drug tests.
The 2004 Olympic gold medallist served a four-year ban from 2006 after testing positive for a banned substance.
Former world champion Gay and ex-100 metres world record holder Powell have now failed tests but Gatlin says the sport has recovered from similar setbacks.
The 31-year-old Gatlin says he still believes in the sport and the world just have to deal with it.
Gatlin has faced intense criticism since his positive test for testosterone and does not expect the attention to be diverted away from him.
Gatlin's countryman Gay, the joint-second fastest man ever over 100 metres, was told by the US Anti-Doping Agency last week that his ‘A’ sample from an out-of-competition test in May was positive.
Powell and the all-time fourth quickest, tested positive for a banned stimulant at the Jamaican World Championships trials.
FOR MORE STORIES WATCH:
Like our new Facebook page
Follow us on Twitter
Source: The Gleaner/Power 106 News
The opinions on this page do not necessarily reflect the views of The Gleaner. The Gleaner reserves the right not to publish comments that may be deemed libelous, derogatory or indecent. To respond to The Gleaner please use the feedback form.
Go- Jamaica: Home | Business Directory | Jobsmart | Chat | Gallery | Videos | Events