BREAKING: Usain Bolt has been stripped of his 2008 Beijing Olympics gold medal for the relay race, after it emerged that his teammate, Nesta Carter, tested positive for a banned substance.
Jamaica have been stripped of their 4x100m gold medal won in the 2008 Beijing Olympics after Nesta Carter, Usain Bolt’s relay teammate, tested positive during a re-analysis of doping samples.
The banned substance is ‘methylhexaneamine’, a stimulant aimed at increasing the performance of sprinters.
The emerging news means that Usain Bolt no longer holds his “Triple-Triple” record of 3 gold medals for the past 3 Olympic Games (now 2 in 2008, and 3 in both the 2012 and 2016 Games).
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