Bolt Could Lose Olympic Relay Gold Medal

Usain Bolt could lose one of the three golds he won at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

It is being reported by Reuters that the ‘A’ sample of one of his team-mates in the 4x100m, Nesta Carter, was found to contain a banned substance.

The news comes after the re-testing of 454 samples from the 2008 Games.

Carter, who along with agent has not replied to requests for comment, will face sanctions only if his ‘B’ sample also tests positive for the substance.

First leg

Carter, 30, ran the first leg for Jamaica`s 4x100m relay team in Beijing, which also included Michael Frater, Asafa Powell and superstar Bolt.

The team took gold in what was then a new world record of 37.10 seconds, ahead of Trinidad and Tobago and Japan.

Carter was also a member of Jamaica`s gold medal-winning relay teams at the 2011, 2013 and 2015 World Championships as well as the 2012 Olympic Games.

If Carter is subjected to doping sanctions, it could mean Bolt stands to lose his relay gold.

In previous doping cases where individual members of a medal-winning relay squad have tested positive, the whole team is stripped of their medal.

The United States men`s 4x100m team were stripped of their silver medals from the 2012 Olympics after Tyson Gay’s doping case.

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