In 2012, I wrote, in an article that continues to attract readers:

“Why did the USA not get disqualified?

Here is a picture of team USA, on the curve, gaining advantage by stepping on the line, near the exchange.

Here are the IAAF rules, which make it clear that Canada and America should be disqualified and Trinidad should be awarded silver and France bronze.”

Meanwhile, the long arm of the World Anti-Doping law (and Karma), reached out and exercised its might:

From the CBC – Breaking News:

The entire U.S. men’s sprint relay team was stripped of its silver medal from the 2012 London Olympics on Wednesday as a result of Tyson Gay’s doping case, two officials with knowledge of the decision told The Associated Press.

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because the decision has not yet been announced.

The International Olympic Committee notified the U.S. Olympic Committee by letter that the 4x100m relay team has been disqualified and all the medals withdrawn, the officials said. The letter asks the USOC to collect the medals and return them to the IOC.

Gay returned his own medal last year after accepting a one-year doping suspension and the loss of results going back to July 2012, but the status of the U.S. second-place finish in London and the medals of Gay’s relay teammates had remained in limbo until now.

Read CBC story here.

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