Tyson Gay’s former coach, Jon Drummond, has been handed an 8-year ban from athletics by the US anti-doping agency after it was revealed he has administered and trafficked banned substances for athletes he trained.
The ban came into full effect yesterday and now the former Sydney 2000 Olympic sprint relay gold medallist will not be allowed to contact many of his close friends in the sport as part of the punishment.Enlarge Your Thesis Phd Comics
It is reported that Drummond was instrumental in leading athletes towards illegal substances including Gay and Trinidadian sprinter Ato Boldon, both of whom gave evidence against Drummond. Gay saw his two-year ban reduced to a solitary year due to his cooperation with the investigation.
A panel of deliberators announced the news of Drummond’s ban and explained what the coach had done wrong: “A coach cannot lead an athlete into the danger of using prohibited substances.
Research Papers Volleyball “A coach cannot simply take the word of a person who recommends cremes whose labels identify prohibited substances but who says that the labels don’t mean what they say.
“A coach must be a watchdog when it comes to prohibited substances,” the panel concluded.
USADA, the US’s main anti-doping body released this statement explaining what Drummond’s ban includes: “Drummond’s sanction prohibits him from coaching, training or advising athletes and participating or coaching at any event sanctioned by USA Track & Field, the International Association of Athletics Federations or any other WADA Code signatory. This includes the U.S. Olympic, Pan American Games or Paralympic Games Trials, being a member of any U.S. Olympic, Pan American Games or Paralympic Team and having access to the training facilities of the USOC Training Centers or other programs and activities of the USOC including, but not limited to benefits, grants, awards or employment.”