Track-field

Usain Bolt may lose Olympic relay gold after Nesta Carter's positive test

Jamaican sprinter Nesta Carter's "B" sample from the 2008 Olympics has reportedly tested positive for a banned stimulant. Carter was a member of Jamaica's gold medal-winning relay team that also included Usain Bolt, Asafa Powell, and Michael Frater.

Jamaica's 2008 4x100 title may be stripped

Nesta Carter, second from left, tested positivie for doping following Jamiaca's relay gold win at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. (Kevin Frayer/The Associated Press)

Jamaican sprinter Nesta Carter's "B" sample from the 2008 Olympics has tested positive for a banned stimulant, according to multiple media reports.

Carter was a member of Jamaica's gold medal-winning 4x100 metre relay team that also included Usain Bolt, Asafa Powell, and Michael Frater.

Carter, whose "A" sample from the Beijing Games was among the sweeping retests conducted by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), reportedly tested positive for methylhexanamine.

The first-leg sprinter of Jamaica's team could face a six-to-12 month suspension as well as forfeiting his results that occurred during the associated period.

According to Reuters, his teammates have the right to appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport to keep their medals in the event that Carter loses his. Past cases involving relay sprinters caught doping vary from the entire team losing their medals to only the offended sprinter forfeiting his or her medal.

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