American Ryan Bailey Has Doping Ban Extended

From Lausanne, SUI

(Dec 1, 2017) American sprinter/bobsledder Ryan Bailey has had his six-month suspension for a doping violation extended until 2019 after a ruling by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).

In July 2017, AAA handed Bailey a six month suspension for a failed drug test dating back to January 2017 in a North American Cup race in Park City. That test was positive for dimethylbutylamine, a banned stimulant, which Bailey then stated was due to something in a dietary supplement.

A standard ban for this type of doping control failure is two years, but AAA handed out only a six month ban in part because of the “light degree of fault”.

The USADA appealed to CAS in September, asking for the standard two year ban, with CAS siding with the USADA on December 1st. The ban is instated from November 30, 2017 with “time served” being given for the six month suspension already served.

Full media release by CAS regarding Ryan Bailey (PDF)