Tyson Gay's sponsorship contract shelved

Jul 16, 2013, 00:44 IST | AFP

Adidas yesterday said that it had suspended its sponsorship with Tyson Gay, after the US sprinter tested positive for a banned substance.

The German company said in a statement that it was “shocked” at revelations that he failed a drugs test but was implementing the terms of his deal.

Tyson Gay
Tyson Gay

“Even if we presume his innocence until proven otherwise, our contract with Tyson is currently suspended,” adidas said. “Adidas has a clear policy on doping and drug use.”

Gay is one of the four fastest men in history and has a personal best of 9.69secs for the 100m and 19.58secs for the 200m. 

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