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Bolt teammate Nesta Carter to appeal over positive drugs test

Usain Bolt winning gold at the 2012 Olympics. Photo: Hilts UK via Flickr.

Usain Bolt winning gold at the 2012 Olympics. Photo: Hilts UK via Flickr.

Usain Bolt's 2008 Olympic 4x100m relay teammate Nesta Carter has appealed against the decision to strip him and the Jamaican relay team of their 2008 gold medal. 

A retest of Carter's sample from the 2008 Beijing games found a banned stimulant in January. 

Carter's was one of 454 selected doping samples retested by the International Olympic Committee last year. It was found to contain the banned stimulant methylhexaneamine.

The 31-year-old now awaits a date for his case to be heard at the Court of Arbitration for Sport, his lawyer said.

The decision by the International Olympic Committee means that Usain Bolt now only has eight gold medals instead of nine. The IOC decision saw Bolt lose the prestigious "triple-triple" of gold medals at the Olympics, having won the 100m, 200m and 4x100m in all three Olympic Games since 2008. 

 

 

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