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Ryan Bailey, sprinter turned bobsledder, banned from 2018 Olympics

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Ryan Bailey‘s bid to become the 11th U.S. athlete to compete in both the Summer and Winter Olympics is over.

Bailey’s ban for testing positive for a banned stimulant on Jan. 10 has been increased from six months to two years by the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

Bailey is now banned until 2019 after a successful appeal by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency.

“I was disappointed to hear that Ryan Bailey was given an additional 18 months to serve on his suspension,” U.S. Bobsled CEO Darrin Steele said in a statement. “He was very honest about the situation and admitted that he didn’t take the proper steps to ensure that the supplement he was given was free of any banned stimulants. He’s a good kid, and he’s overcome a lot of obstacles to be here, but when you make mistakes you have to pay a price. He’s got the potential to be one of the best push athletes we’ve ever seen, and I hope we see him back in the future.”

The 28-year-old originally received a six-month ban from the American Arbitration Association that ended in July.

Bailey, who was fourth in the 2012 Olympic 100m, tested positive for a banned stimulant on Jan. 10 at a bobsled race in his first season on the ice.

Bailey said the failed test was caused by taking a high-risk dietary supplement that did contain a banned stimulant, but not the one for which he tested positive.

The standard ban for Bailey’s infraction is two years, but it was reduced following a July 25 hearing “based on his light degree of fault.”

Bailey raced in five of the six World Cup events so far this season, including taking a two-man silver medal in his first race.

He raced in a lower-level event Thursday, during which he was subbed out between the first and second run. That’s likely when he learned of the suspension.

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Ryan Bailey received 6-month doping ban

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Ryan Bailey, a 2012 Olympic sprinter and believed-to-be 2018 Olympic bobsled hopeful, last week received a backdated six-month doping ban that ended earlier in July.

Bailey, who was fourth in the 2012 Olympic 100m, tested positive for a banned stimulant on Jan. 10 at a bobsled race.

Bailey said the failed test was caused by taking a high-risk dietary supplement that did contain a banned stimulant, but not the one for which he tested positive.

The standard ban for Bailey’s infraction is two years, but it was reduced following a July 25 hearing “based on his light degree of fault.”

Bailey was provisionally suspended on Jan. 29, but the six-month ban was backdated to his Jan. 10 test date and thus ended July 9.

The arbitration decision was signed July 26. The following day, Bailey competed at the USA Bobsled national push championships, tying for 19th out of 26 men.

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Ryan Bailey misses U.S. bobsled team, still expected to compete

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Olympic sprinter Ryan Bailey missed U.S. Bobsled national team selection races this week due to a back injury and was not named to the team but is still expected to compete later this season.

Bailey, who finished fifth in the 100m at the London Games, won the preseason push championships in September in his first foray into bobsled. That made him a favorite for one of about a dozen push athlete spots on the national team.

But Bailey’s injury and absence from this week’s selection races took him out of the running. The World Cup season begins in Whistler, B.C., the first weekend of December.

Bailey could make the team for World Cup races in early 2017, after the team is re-evaluated following fall competitions. He could also push in lower-level races, such as on the North American Cup circuit.

The national team includes Olympic medalists Steven Holcomb, Justin Olsen, Elana Meyers Taylor, Jamie Greubel Poser and Aja Evans, plus Summer and Winter Olympian Lolo Jones.

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