Usain Bolt may lose Olympic relay gold after Nesta Carter's positive test
Jamaica's 2008 4x100 title may be stripped
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.