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Usain Bolt could have Beijing gold medal stripped after Nesta Carter 'fails drug test'


Usain Bolt could be stripped of one of his six Olympic titles after Jamaican relay team-mate Nesta Carter was reported to be the latest athlete to retrospectively fail a drugs test from Beijing 2008.

Carter ran the first leg for Jamaica’s 4x100m team when Bolt anchored them to a gold medal inside Beijing’s Bird’s Nest stadium at the Olympic Games where he announced himself as a sprinting superstar.

If Carter is confirmed as a drugs cheat, it would present the devastating possibility of all four men in that team losing their gold medal. The 30-year-old, who has also won three 4x100m World Championship titles alongside superstar Bolt, is thought to have tested positive for the banned stimulant Methylhexanamine. He has already been notified that his ‘A-sample’ has come back positive but his ‘B-sample,’ an extra urine or blood sample taken at the same time as a safety net, is yet to be opened. It is thoughtit will be done at a laboratory in Switzerland in the next two weeks.

If the B-sample returns positive then Carter, who ran a 9.78sec 100m in 2010, faces sanctions which could include a ban of up to three years and being stripped of medals. It would also leave Bolt, whose world record is 9.58sec, as the only man to have run under 9.79sec who is not tainted by a drugs ban. 

source; daily mail



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