Tyson Gay loses Adidas as sponsor after doping disclosure

The 30-year-old Gay, the American record-holder in the 100 meters, has been backed by Adidas since 2005.

updated: July 16, 2013 14:55 IST
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London: Adidas on Monday suspended its sponsorship of Tyson Gay after the American sprinter returned a positive doping test.

The sportswear giant acted a day after Gay disclosed that a banned substance was detected in an out-of-competition test in May and he had pulled out of next month's world championships in Moscow.

"We are shocked by these recent allegations, and even if we presume his innocence until proven otherwise, our contract with Tyson is currently suspended," Adidas said in a statement.

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