Athletes split over Tyson Gay, Asafa Powell doping scandals

Australian hurdler Sally Pearson, American high jumper Brigetta Barrett and sprinter Justin Gatlin did not shy away from discussing the issue of doping on Thursday.

updated: July 19, 2013 13:05 IST
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Monaco: Carmelita Jeter of the United States and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce of Jamaica walked out of a news conference on Thursday after the sprinters were asked about the atmosphere in their teams following recent failed doping tests for Tyson Gay and Asafa Powell.

Jeter and Fraser-Pryce had requested not to be quizzed about doping, ahead of Friday's Herculis meeting in Monaco.

When they were, following a couple of benign questions, the pair responded by abruptly getting up and leaving.

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