CAS confirms Carter's appeal against IOC
The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has confirmed that Jamaican sprinter Nesta Carter has filed an appeal against the International Olympic Committee's (IOC) decision to disqualify him from the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games following an anti-doping rule violation.
In a media release, CAS outlines that the arbitration procedure is now in progress and advised that the parties will exchange written submissions after which a panel of three arbitrators will be constituted. This panel will then issue directives regarding the holding of a hearing into the matter and then make a decision after its deliberations.
"The Jamaican sprinter Nesta Carter has filed an appeal at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) against the International Olympic Committee (IOC) regarding the decision issued by the IOC Disciplinary panel on 25 January 2017 in which he was found to have committed an anti-doping rule violation during the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. A consequence of such finding was the disqualification of Nesta Carter and the other members of the Jamaican team from the Men’s 4x100m relay at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games in which they had achieved the gold medal," read the CAS statement.
"Nesta Carter seeks to set aside the challenged decision in order for the Jamaican team to be reinstated as gold medallists."
Carter along with members of Jamaica's gold medal winning 4x100m relay team have been disqualified from the Games and have since returned their medals to the IOC via the Jamaica Olympic Association.