Justin Gatlin, a professional sprinter who lost the 4x100m relay silver medal he won at the London Olympics after his teammate Tyson Gay tested positive for banned substances, stated the following on May 15, 2015 as reported in an article titled "U.S. Olympic Sprinter -- I Forgive My Cheating Teammate Even Though They Took My Medal," at

“The rules are the rules… and if the committee says we have to return it — I’m going to follow the rules. I honestly don’t mind giving it back if it wasn’t won fairly.”

May 15, 2015