Usain Bolt Has To Return Gold Medal After Teammate Tests Positive

Olympic athlete Usain Bolt has to return a Gold Medal he won in the Olympic Games Beijing 2008 men’s 4x100m relay event after his Jamaican teammate Nesta Carter tested positive for the banned substance methylhexaneamine.

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced Wednesday that Carter had been disqualified after a re-analysis of his samples from Beijing 2008 resulted in a positive test.

The IOC said that the Jamaican team is disqualified from the men’s 4x100m relay event and the corresponding medals, medallist pins and diplomas are withdrawn and have to be returned.

Relatedly, the IOC also announced Wednesday that Tatiana Lebedeva, 40, of Russia, competing in the women’s triple jump event and the women’s long jump event in which she ranked 2nd and for which she was awarded a silver medal, has been disqualified from the Olympic Games Beijing 2008. Re-analysis of Lebedeva’s samples from Beijing 2008 resulted in a positive test for the prohibited substance dehydrochlormethyltestosterone (turinabol).

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