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Usain Bolt stripped of One Olympic Gold Medal after Relay Teammate is Found Guilty of Doping

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BEIJING, CHINA – AUGUST 29: Nickel Ashmeade of Jamaica, Asafa Powell of Jamaica, Usain Bolt of Jamaica of Jamaica and Nesta Carter of Jamaica celebrate after winning gold in the Men’s 4×100 Metres Relay final during day eight of the 15th IAAF World Athletics Championships Beijing 2015 at Beijing National Stadium on August 29, 2015 in Beijing, China.

Jamaican sprinter Usain St Leo Bolt, who is regarded as the fastest human ever timed, has been stripped of one of his Olympic Gold medals after his relay teammate was found guilty of doping.

As a result, Usain Bolt will have to hand back one of his nine Olympic gold medals. His teammate, Nesta Carter, tested positive for a banned substance. Nesta Carter was part of the Jamaican quartet that won the 4x100m in Beijing in 2008.

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

A report by Reuters in June stated that Carter’s A sample had been found to contain methylhexanamine, which has been on the World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) prohibited list since 2004.

Photo Credit: Getty Images/Michael Steele

8 Comments

  1. Sultana

    January 25, 2017 at 8:10 pm

    Wicked pipu! Just imagine how they deflated the young man’s record. No more triple triple triple for no fault of his. #sad

    • Pat

      January 26, 2017 at 4:37 am

      I know right. This was just deliberately done. They can’t deal with such outstanding sucess.

  2. madman

    January 25, 2017 at 8:21 pm

    enemies of progress.

  3. LemmeRant

    January 25, 2017 at 9:57 pm

    Was reading the title: Saw “Usain bolt stripped” was shocked. Immediately jumped to the last word and saw “doping” Wz like WHAAAAAAATTTT!

    Then I read the middle part……

  4. mie

    January 26, 2017 at 3:52 am

    Eeewo! New prayer point: We come against every spirit of Akoba adaba!

  5. Pat

    January 26, 2017 at 4:34 am

    This makes absolutely no sense. First, before going for d Olympics they are tested and before competing during d race. If Nesta tested positive. recently for any substance why strip him and his teamate off of what they have achieved during d Olympics. Again Oyibo cannot be trusted it could be maybe just weed or (Agbo LOL) something mimimal but because of d hate they have in their heart they will turn it into one big thing. I have lived and worked with this people so I know what they are cabable of doing. Regardless, the Jamaican team is d best in tracks and Bolt is the all time best in tracks and will down in history whether they like it or not.

    • Rotimi

      January 26, 2017 at 7:00 pm

      They keep their test samples, and when new technology is developed, they go back and test those samples. So the technology today may not be able to detect dope use, but when developed may be yield more accurate results. Just like blood samples were kept in the 70’s, 80’s and when DNA technology arose, they retested a lot of blood samples to change the verdict on rape cases.
      Source: Track Athlete

  6. sea

    January 26, 2017 at 5:39 pm

    nothing can change it in my head. Usain bolt still has a triple, triple, triple?

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