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JUST IN: Bolt loses 2008 Olympic relay gold in teammate's doping case

Published:Wednesday | January 25, 2017 | 1:32 AM
In this Saturday, August 23, 2008 file photo, Jamaica's men's 4x100 meters relay team (from left) Michael Frater, Usain Bolt, Nesta Carter and Asafa Powell show their gold medals during the athletics competitions in the National Stadium at the Beijing 2008 Olympics in Beijing.
In this Friday, August 22, 2008 file photo, Jamaica's gold medal winning relay team, Usain Bolt (second right), Michael Frater (right), Asafa Powell (left), and Nesta Carter celebrate after the men's 4x100-meter relay final during the athletics competitions in the National Stadium at the Beijing 2008 Olympics in Beijing.
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LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP):
Usain Bolt has been stripped of one of his nine Olympic gold medals in a doping case involving teammate Nesta Carter.

The IOC says Carter tested positive for methylhexaneamine, a banned stimulant, in re-analysis of samples from the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

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Last year, Bolt had described as heartbreaking the possibility that he may have to return the 2008 Beijing relay gold.

Carter and Bolt were teammates on the winning 4x100-meter relay team that also featured Asafa Powell and Michael Frater.


IN PHOTO: Nesta Carter

The IOC says "the Jamaican team is disqualified," and "the corresponding medals, medalist pins and diplomas are withdrawn and shall be returned."