Bolt Loses Gold Medal, Treble Record

Teammate doped during Beijing relay race: IOC
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 25, 2017 10:08 AM CST
Bolt Loses Gold Medal, Treble Record
Jamaica's men's 4x100 meters relay team (from left, Michael Fraser, Usain Bolt, Nesta Carter and Asafa Powell) in Beijing.   (AP Photo/Petr David Josek, File)

Usain Bolt has lost his claim to having won three gold medals at three separate Olympics—through no fault of his own. Bolt will be forced to return his gold medal won in the 400-meter relay in Beijing in 2008 because his Jamaican teammate Nesta Carter tested positive for doping, the IOC said Wednesday, per USA Today. Two samples taken from Carter in Beijing were initially found to contain no "adverse analytical finding," per the BBC. However, recent retests using new technology showed the presence of banned substance methylhexaneamine. Bolt previously said it would be "heartbreaking" to be stripped of a medal, but it's "just one of those things." (More sports doping stories.)

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