Tyson Gay to return from doping ban at Lausanne

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LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) - Former world champion Tyson Gay says he will return from his one-year ban for doping on July 3 at the Diamond League meeting in Lausanne.

Gay’s one-year suspension for testing positive for an anabolic steroid expires on June 23.

The United States sprinter says he will run the 100 meters at the Athletissima, where he won last year in 9.79 seconds. That victory was annulled along with all of Gay’s results since July 2012.

Gay says on the meeting website, “I’m thrilled to have it be my opening meet of 2014.”

He is expected to face fellow American Justin Gatlin, the 2004 Olympic 100 champion, who later served a four-year ban for doping.

Gay got a reduced one-year ban for cooperating with the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency’s investigation.

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