Usain Bolt Loses 2008 Olympic Gold Medal
Usain Bolt has lost one of his Olympic gold medals after Jamaica were disqualified from the 2008 sprint relay.
A statement from the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said re-analysis of team member, Nesta Carter's Beijing sample had tested positive for the prohibited substance 'methylhexaneamine'.IOC sanctions two athletes for failing anti-doping test at Beijing 2008 https://t.co/r23rfDwJn0 pic.twitter.com/FViaE9YI9K— IOC MEDIA (@iocmedia) January 25, 2017
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The decision to strip Jamaica of their 4x100m title deprives Bolt of one of his nine golds won across three Games between 2008 and 2016.
Another 2008 medallist, Russian long jumper Tatiana Lebedeva, has lost her silver medal after testing positive for turinabol.
The IOC announced in the run-up to last summer's Rio Games it would begin retesting samples from 2008 and 2012 in a bid to restore confidence in the sport.