Jamaican sprinter Nesta Carter appeals doping penalty to CAS

BEIJING - AUGUST 22:  (L-R) Asafa Powell, Nesta Carter, Usain Bolt and Michael Frater of Jamaica celebrate the gold medal after the Men's 4 x 100m Relay Final at the National Stadium on Day 14 of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games on August 22, 2008 in Beijing, China.  (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

Jamaican sprinter Nesta Carter appealed a ruling to the Court of Arbitration for Sports after he and the rest of his 4×100 relay team was stripped of their gold medals they won at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

Carter tested positive for the banned stimulant methylhexaneamine in 2008 and he, Usain Bolt, Asafa Powell, and Michael Frater were stripped of their medals on Jan. 25.

“Yes, they were sent electronically today and the hard copies (sent by courier) will get there tomorrow, so they (documents) have been filed,” Carter's lawyer Stimpson said to Reuters. “We've paid our fees and we met our time line.”

Bolt had achieved the “triple triple,” winning the 100m, 200m and 4×100 relay at each of the three Olympics in which he participated, an accomplishment unmatched by any other Olympian.

Carter was competed also on Jamaica’s gold medal-winning 4×100 team at the 2012 Olympics in London.

No date has been set for the CAS to hear Carter's appeal.

If the ruling is upheld, Trinidad and Tobago could be awarded the gold medal. Japan could be upgraded to silver, and Brazil, who finished in fourth place, could receive the bronze medal.

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