Jamaica Striped of 2008 Beijing Olympic Gold Medal as Sprinter Nesta Carter Fails Doping Test
Jamaica has been stripped of an Olympic gold medal won by its relay team in Beijing games as one of the team members Nester Carter tested positive for a banned substance.
The team which consists of The World’s fastest man Usain Bolt others Michael Frater and Asafa Powell were also stripped of their medal. This has denied Bolt a claim of the title of “triple-triple”.
Carter was exposed in the reanalysis of urine and blood sample from the Beijing games, this lead to him been placed among a provisional list of 31 athletes who failed a retest of their doping samples. Carter did not take part in RIO 2016 as a result of this.
The International Olympic Committee on Wednesday confirmed his sample had tested positive for the banned substance methylhexaneamine.
Usain Bolt described the Carter situation as "heartbreaking", but said he would have no problem giving back the medal, “over the years you’ve worked hard to accumulate gold medals and work hard to be a champion... but it’s just one of those things," he said.
It is likely that silver medalist Trinidad & Tobago will now be upgraded to gold, with Japan boosted to silver and Brazil bronze.