Usain Bolt Loses One Olympic Gold Medal As One Team-Mate Found Guilty

Usain Bolt Loses One Olympic Gold Medal As One Team-Mate Found Guilty
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Usain Bolt will have to hand back one of his nine Olympic gold medals after one of the Jamaican team-mates (4×100 relay), Nesta Carter has been found guilty of doping.

“The Jamaica Olympic Association shall notably secure the return to the IOC, as soon as possible, of the medals, the medallist pins and the diplomas awarded in connection with the men’s 4x100m relay event to the athlete and his teammates,” the IOC said in rendering its decision.

Carter (31) was anibg 454 selected doping samples retested by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) last year, and has been found to contain methylhexaneamine, a stimulant, is banned by the World Anti-Doping Agency

Bolt won gold in the 100m, 200m and 4x100m relay to add to his successes in the same events in 2008 and 2012.

Carter ran the first leg for Jamaica’s 4x100m relay team in Beijing, which also included Michael Frater, Asafa Powell and Bolt. The team won in a then-world record of 37.10 seconds, ahead of Trinidad and Tobago and Japan, who could have their medals upgraded. Brazil would then receive bronze.

Russia’s Tatiana Lebedeva has also been stripped of her Beijing long jump and triple jump silver medals after dehydrochlormethyltestosterone was found in one of her samples.

Carter was tested on the evening of the Beijing final in 2008 but that was found at the time to contain no “adverse analytical finding”.

More than 4,500 tests were carried out at those Games, with nine athletes caught cheating.

An anomaly was discovered in Carter’s submission following the IOC’s decision to retest 454 samples from Beijing using the latest scientific analysis methods.

Carter and the Jamaican National Olympic Committee were told of the adverse finding in May – before the Rio Games – and told his B sample would be tested.

 

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