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Athletics: Gay, Bolt showdown

Tyson Gay and Usain Bolt's showdown today will, for a moment, drag the spotlight out of the courtrooms and back onto the track.

American World Champion Gay and Jamaican Bolt would face each other over 100 meters at the Reebok Grand Prix in New York, the same city where defending Olympic 100-meter champion Justin Gatlin was before the court, trying to get a doping ban reduced.

In San Francisco, former star track coach Trevor Graham was found guilty of lying about his relationship to a steroid dealer.

Gay and Bolt have much to prove personally – Gay trying to rebound from a less-than-satisfying time (10.05 seconds) two weeks ago and Bolt trying to show that his 9.76 last month, the second-fastest time ever, wasn't a one-time deal.

But there were also questions about their sport.

"I definitely understand that people have questions," Gay said. "People are going to question us because we've had athletes busted in the past. But I can't worry about it much. I know what I do."

 

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