Monday, July 15, 2013
MORE TROUBLE FOR TYSON GAY AS HIS CONTRACT WITH ADIDAS IS CANCELLED FOR FAILING DRUG TEST
Sport kit giant,Adidas, has suspended its contract with American sprinter Tyson Gay after the former double world sprint champion failed an out-of-competition dope test.
Gay, who has been on Adidas' books since 2005 and who was the fastest man in the world this year, has tested positive for an unidentified substance and former world record-holder Asafa Powell was among five Jamaican athletes to have failed drugs tests for a banned stimulant.
Adidas' agreements with athletes give it the right to terminate the contract 'if the athlete is found guilty of the possession or use of drugs or any other prohibited substance by the relevant governing sports body having jurisdiction over the athlete.'
'We are shocked by these recent allegations, and even if we presume his innocence until proven otherwise, our contract with Tyson is currently suspended,' an Adidas spokesman said.
Chinese sporting goods company Li Ning, which sponsors Powell, was not immediately available for comment.