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CAS says Nesta Carter has appealed against doping ban

The Court of Arbitration for Sport says Nesta Carter has filed an appeal against his doping ban, a sanction that caused Usain Bolt to lose one of his nine Olympic gold medals. Carter tested positive for the banned stimulant methylhexaneamine in fresh analysis of his urine sample given at the 2008 Beijing Games.

Incident cost 2008 Jamiacan 4x100 relay team, including Usain Bolt, gold medal

Nesta Carter, left, has launched an appeal of a doping ban that cost he and his teammates, including Usain Bolt, right, Olympic gold in the 4x100-metre relay at Beijing 2008. (Anja Niedringhaus/The Associated Press)

The Court of Arbitration for Sport says Nesta Carter has filed an appeal against his doping ban, a sanction that caused Usain Bolt to lose one of his nine Olympic gold medals.

Carter tested positive for the banned stimulant methylhexaneamine in fresh analysis of his urine sample given at the 2008 Beijing Games. The positive test led to the rest of the Jamaican 4x100-meter relay team, including Bolt, losing their gold medals.

A CAS verdict will likely take several months. The court says a three-member judging panel must be appointed before a hearing date can be set.

CAS says the panel will then "deliberate and at a later date, it will issue a decision."

With files from The Associated Press

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