Usain Bolt stripped of gold medal due to teammate's doping violation

BY Nick Schwartz • January 25, 2017

Usain Bolt is no longer a nine-time Olympic gold medalist.

The IOC announced Wednesday that Jamaican men's 4x100m relay team has been stripped of the gold medal it won at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing after it was determined that sprinter Nesta Carter violated an anti-doping rule in connection with a test eight years ago. Bolt, Carter, Michael Frater, Asana Powell and Dwight Thomas - who competed in heats but not the final - will all have to return their gold medals.

"The athlete, Nesta Carter, is found to have committed an anti-doping rule violation pursuant to the IOC Anti-Doping Rules applicable to the Games of the XXIX Olympiad

.... The Jamaican Team is disqualified from the men’s 4x100m relay event. The corresponding medals, medallist pins and diplomas are withdrawn and shall be returned."


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