Usain Bolt loses Olympic gold after team-mate tests positive

Usain Bolt is no longer a triple-triple Olympic champion after his Jamaican sprint relay team-mate Nesta Carter was disqualified from the 2008 Games for failing a drugs test.

Usain Bolt is no longer a three-time triple Olympic champion. Picture: Jane Barlow
Usain Bolt is no longer a three-time triple Olympic champion. Picture: Jane Barlow

The 31-year-old Carter ran the first leg in the 4x100 metres relay in Beijing, helping Jamaica to a new world record of 37.10 seconds and Bolt to his third Olympic gold medal.

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But the International Olympic Committee has now stripped the Jamaicans of that victory after a re-analysis of Carter’s anti-doping sample tested positive for the banned stimulant methylhexaneamine.