The world’s fastest man, Usain Bolt, will have to return one of his nine Olympic gold medals after his Jamaican team-mate Nesta Carter tested positive for a banned substance.
The International Olympic Committee, IOC, on Wednesday announced that it had withdrawn the 4x100m gold that Jamaica won at the Beijing 2008 Olympics.
Carter, who was part of the Jamaican quartet that won the 4x100m in Beijing in 2008, tested positive for methylhexaneamine
He was one of 454 selected doping samples retested by the IOC in 2016, and has been found to contain the banned stimulant methylhexaneamine.
Carter and all the members of the relay team including the world’s fastest man have therefore lost their gold medals for that particular event.
Carter, 31, was also part of the squad that won the event in London five years ago and helped Jamaica win at the World Championships in 2011, 2013 and 2015.
He ran the first leg for Jamaica’s 4x100m relay team in Beijing, which also included Michael Frater, Asafa Powell and Bolt.
The team won in a then world record of 37.10 seconds, ahead of Trinidad and Tobago and Japan, who will now have their medals upgraded. Brazil will receive bronze.