0

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'.

Read details on the IOC website:

IOC SANCTIONS TWO ATHLETES FOR FAILING ANTI-DOPING TEST AT BEIJING 2008 FACEBOOK SHARE TWITTER SHARE

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.

Trinidad and Tobago are now in line for promotion to the gold medal position, with Japan taking silver and Brazil bronze.

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.

Post a Comment

 
Top