News Americas, LONDON, England, Thurs. May 14, 2015: The Trinidad and Tobago relay team, which finished third in the 4×100-m relay in the 2012 U.S. Olympic Games in London would soon find itself upgraded to silver medalist.
The T&T upgrade could come as the 2012 U.S. Olympic 4×100-m relay team that finished behind Jamaica in London was stripped of its silver medals by the International Olympic Committee due to Tyson Gay‘s doping.
“As expected, following USADA’s decision in the Tyson Gay case, the IOC today confirmed that the U.S. team has been disqualified from the 4×100-meter race that was part of the athletics competition at the London 2012 Olympic Games,” USOC chief communications officer Patrick Sandusky said in a statement. “We will begin efforts to have the medals returned, and support all measures to protect clean athletes.”
Gay failed drug tests in summer 2013 and first used a product that contained a prohibited substance on July 15, 2012, the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency said, less than three weeks before his first race at the London Olympics. All of his results during that span were disqualified, including the Olympics.
France, which finished fourth in the 4x100m relay in London, stand to possibly be upgraded to bronze.