By Eddie Pells
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
DENVER _ Track coach Jon Drummond has received an eight-year doping ban after arbitrators found he possessed, trafficked, administered and assisted in the use and coverup of banned substances.
The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency announced the ban Wednesday against the man who was a personal coach for American 100-meter record-holder Tyson Gay and also served as relay coach for the U.S. track team at the London Olympics.
Gay was given a one-year suspension last year for testing positive for banned substances _ a penalty that was reduced because he provided information that led to USADA’s case against Drummond.