Usain Bolt made history as the first sprinter to sweep three gold medals at three Olympic Games. Now he’s losing a piece of his historic hardware.
Bolt will forfeit an Olympic gold won at the 2008 Beijing Games because his Jamaican teammate was caught doping.
Nesta Carter was disqualified from the 4×100 relay that won gold in Beijing after a reanalysis of his sample found the banned substance methylhexaneamine, the IOC announced Wednesday.
The IOC has retested hundreds of samples stored from the 2008 and 2012 Olympics.
Carter, 31, ran in the prelims and the final in Beijing.
The sanction against Carter wasn’t surprising. It was reported in the press last year that Bolt could lose a medal. At the time he said it would be heartbreaking, but that it’s just one of those things.
Carter, who did not compete in Rio last summer, can appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.