Jamaican athletes won’t be getting back their gold medals which reduces Usain
Bolt’s tally to eight Olympic gold medals
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Carter’s appeal against disqualification from the 2008 Beijing Olympics was dismissed by a Court of Arbitration for Sport judging panel on Thursday.
The Jamaican sprinter, Nesta Carter was forced to appeal against disqualification from the 2008 Beijing Olympics because of a positive doping test discovered eight years later.
In a record time of 37.10 secs Jamaica won gold in the 4X100 meter relay, A race that saw Carter running the opening leg.
Fresh analysis of Beijing samples by the International Olympic Committee in 2016 revealed that Carter tested positive for the stimulant methylhexaneamine. As a result, Jamaica was disqualified and stripped of the relay title.
In handing down their decision, the CAS panel said it “could not accept any of the arguments raised by Nesta Carter contending that the test results should be ignored or the IOC (disciplinary) decision should otherwise be overturned for certain alleged failures.”
Bolt’s perfect Olympic career of three gold medals in the 100, 200 and 4×100 at three consecutive games in 2008, 2012 and 2016 is no more.
The Trinidad and Tobago team of Keston Bledman, Marc Burns, Emmanuel Callender, Richard Thompson and Aaron Armstrong are now the 2008 4×100 gold medal holders. The IOC should upgrade Japan to silver and Brazil to bronze.
The Jamaica team in Beijing also included Michael Frater and Asafa Powell.
Nesta Carter was the only Jamaican athlete that tested positive for a banned substance.