Ban Gatlin, Gay from Rio says US runner Montano

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LOS ANGELES: US distance runner Alysia Montano believes proven dope cheats should be banned from competing at the Olympics — and that includes probable track and field team-mates Justin Gatlin and Tyson Gay. The 29-year-old 800m and 1,500m star is one of the biggest victims of the Russian doping scandal which has rocked world athletics, estimated to have been robbed of four medals by rivals who later failed drug tests. Gatlin, the 2004 Athens Olympic 100m gold medalist has failed two dope tests during his career but has returned to competition and represented the United States at the 2012 Olympics as well as the World Championships. Gay, who failed a drug test in 2013, returned to competition last year and competed at the World Championships in Beijing where he reached the 100m finals.

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