Usain Bolt Loses A Gold Medal After 2008 Teammate's Failed Test

Usain Bolt's been stripped of his triple-triple due to a team-mate and people are very angry
Usain Bolt Loses A Gold Medal After 2008 Teammate's Failed Test
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28 January, 2017

The sprint sensation who has beat out all competition in the 100m, 200m, and 4 x 100m relay in the past three Games is surrendering the medal he won in the sprint relay in Beijing in 2008 thanks to a failed teammate doping test. Nesta Carter, 31, was one of the athletes whose samples from the Beijing Olympics were reanalyzed. Bolt, Carter, including teammates Michael Frater and Asafa Powell, were stripped of their 2008 Beijing Olympic Games gold medals. Bolt and Carter helped Jamaica win the gold medal in the4X100-meter relay at the Bejing Olympics in 2008, but Carter's positive test means they must return their medals to the IOC.

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"At this point in time we are not in receipt of any official correspondence from the International Olympics Committee (IOC) in respect of the Trinidad and Tobago relay team". The corresponding medals, medallist pins and diplomas are withdrawn and shall be returned.

Carter ran the first leg for Jamaica's 4X100-meter relay team, which set a new world record in Bejing.

Jamaica do not, however, appear to be in any danger of losing the gold medal they won in that event.

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There was bad news for multiple Olympic Gold medalist Usain Bolt today after it was revealed that he will have to hand back one of his nine Olympic gold medals.

This means that Bolt will go from 9 gold medals - tied for the most ever by someone not named Michael Phelps - to 8 gold medals.

"It's heartbreaking, because over the years you've worked hard to accumulate gold medals and work hard to be a champion - but it's just one of those things.If I need to give back my gold medal I'd have to give it back, it's not a problem for me".

The IOC also announced on Wednesday that Tatiana Lebedeva was disqualified from the long jump, in which she won the silver medal, and the triple jump at the Beijing Games for a positive test.


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