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Officials familiar with decision: US men's relay team stripped of 2012 silver in doping case

  • File - In this Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012 file photo, USA's Trell Kimmons, Justin Gatlin, Tyson Gay and Ryan Bailey celebrate after receiving their silver medals for the men's 4x100-meter during the athletics in the Olympic Stadium at the 2012 Summer Olympics, London. Two officials with knowledge of the decision say the entire U.S. men’s sprint relay team has been stripped of its silver medal from the 2012 London Olympics as a result of Tyson Gay’s doping case. The officials spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the decision has not yet been announced. They say the International Olympic Committee notified the U.S. Olympic Committee by letter on Wednesday, May 13, 2015 that the team has been disqualified and the medals withdrawn. The letter asks the USOC to collect the medals and return them to the IOC. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)

    File - In this Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012 file photo, USA's Trell Kimmons, Justin Gatlin, Tyson Gay and Ryan Bailey celebrate after receiving their silver medals for the men's 4x100-meter during the athletics in the Olympic Stadium at the 2012 Summer Olympics, London. Two officials with knowledge of the decision say the entire U.S. men’s sprint relay team has been stripped of its silver medal from the 2012 London Olympics as a result of Tyson Gay’s doping case. The officials spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the decision has not yet been announced. They say the International Olympic Committee notified the U.S. Olympic Committee by letter on Wednesday, May 13, 2015 that the team has been disqualified and the medals withdrawn. The letter asks the USOC to collect the medals and return them to the IOC. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012 file photo, from left, United States' 4x100-meter relay team Trell Kimmons, Justin Gatlin, Tyson Gay and Ryan Bailey walk on the track taking the silver medal during the athletics in the Olympic Stadium at the 2012 Summer Olympics, London. Two officials with knowledge of the decision say the entire U.S. men’s sprint relay team has been stripped of its silver medal from the 2012 London Olympics as a result of Tyson Gay’s doping case. The officials spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the decision has not yet been announced. They say the International Olympic Committee notified the U.S. Olympic Committee by letter on Wednesday, May 13, 2015 that the team has been disqualified and the medals withdrawn. The letter asks the USOC to collect the medals and return them to the IOC. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)

    FILE - In this Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012 file photo, from left, United States' 4x100-meter relay team Trell Kimmons, Justin Gatlin, Tyson Gay and Ryan Bailey walk on the track taking the silver medal during the athletics in the Olympic Stadium at the 2012 Summer Olympics, London. Two officials with knowledge of the decision say the entire U.S. men’s sprint relay team has been stripped of its silver medal from the 2012 London Olympics as a result of Tyson Gay’s doping case. The officials spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the decision has not yet been announced. They say the International Olympic Committee notified the U.S. Olympic Committee by letter on Wednesday, May 13, 2015 that the team has been disqualified and the medals withdrawn. The letter asks the USOC to collect the medals and return them to the IOC. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012 file photo, from left, United States' Justin Gatlin hands  the baton to Tyson Gay, as Jamaica's Michael Frater hands the baton to Yohan Blake in the men's 4x100-meter relay final during the athletics in the Olympic Stadium at the 2012 Summer Olympics, London. Two officials with knowledge of the decision say the entire U.S. men’s sprint relay team has been stripped of its silver medal from the 2012 London Olympics as a result of Tyson Gay’s doping case. The officials spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the decision has not yet been announced. They say the International Olympic Committee notified the U.S. Olympic Committee by letter on Wednesday, May 13, 2015 that the team has been disqualified and the medals withdrawn. The letter asks the USOC to collect the medals and return them to the IOC.  (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar, File)

    FILE - In this Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012 file photo, from left, United States' Justin Gatlin hands the baton to Tyson Gay, as Jamaica's Michael Frater hands the baton to Yohan Blake in the men's 4x100-meter relay final during the athletics in the Olympic Stadium at the 2012 Summer Olympics, London. Two officials with knowledge of the decision say the entire U.S. men’s sprint relay team has been stripped of its silver medal from the 2012 London Olympics as a result of Tyson Gay’s doping case. The officials spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the decision has not yet been announced. They say the International Olympic Committee notified the U.S. Olympic Committee by letter on Wednesday, May 13, 2015 that the team has been disqualified and the medals withdrawn. The letter asks the USOC to collect the medals and return them to the IOC. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar, File)  (The Associated Press)

Two officials with knowledge of the decision say the entire U.S. men's sprint relay team has been stripped of its silver medal from the 2012 London Olympics as a result of Tyson Gay's doping case.

The officials spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the decision has not yet been announced.

They say the International Olympic Committee notified the U.S. Olympic Committee by letter on Wednesday that the team has been disqualified and the medals withdrawn. The letter asks the USOC to collect the medals and return them to the IOC.

Gay returned his own medal last year after accepting a one-year doping suspension and the loss of results going back to July 2012, but the status of the U.S. second-place finish in London and the medals of Gay's relay teammates had remained in limbo until now.