Three of the world’s best sprinters have tested positive for banned substances. Can the modern athlete do without doping?
It’s a sad day for sports. Three top sprinters testing positive for banned substances is as hard a blow as it can get for athletics. US sprinter Tyson Gay, who clocked the three best 100m timings this year, holds the record for the second fastest 100m timing ever and is a former world champion, is one of those three. Jamaican Asafa Powell, who held the 100m world record from 2005 till 2008, is another. Sherone Simpson, also from Jamaica and part of the country’s multiple Olympic medal winning relay team, completes the trio.