LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Usain Bolt won't be getting back his ninth Olympic gold medal.
A Court of Arbitration for Sport judging panel on Thursday dismissed Jamaican sprinter Nesta Carter's appeal against disqualification from the 2008 Beijing Olympics for a positive doping test discovered eight years later.
Carter ran the opening leg in the 4x100-meter relay when Bolt took the baton third and helped Jamaica win in a world record of 37.10 seconds.
Jamaica’s Carter at court for Bolt Olympic relay medal case
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Jamaican sprinter Nesta Carter has testified at the Court of Arbitration for Sport to appeal against disqualification from the 2008 Olympics in a doping case that cost Usain Bolt a 4x100-meter relay gold medal.
Carter shielded his face from media on arriving at sport's highest court on Wednesday for a closed-doors hearing that ended around seven hours later.
CAS to hear appeal in Bolt Olympic relay case in November
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — An appeal case involving the 2008 Olympic title stripped from Usain Bolt and the Jamaican relay team is going to court in November.
The Court of Arbitration for Sport said Monday that sprinter Nesta Carter will challenge his disqualification by the International Olympic Committee on Nov. 15. A verdict is expected weeks later.
CAS says Nesta Carter has appealed against doping ban
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The Court of Arbitration for Sport says Nesta Carter has filed an appeal against his doping ban, a sanction that caused Usain Bolt to lose one of his nine Olympic gold medals.
Carter tested positive for the banned stimulant methylhexaneamine in fresh analysis of his urine sample given at the 2008 Beijing Games. The positive test led to the rest of the Jamaican 4x100-meter relay team, including Bolt, losing their gold medals.
Bolt resigned to losing relay gold, but not holding grudges
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Usain Bolt says he is resigned to the fact that he's lost one of his nine Olympic gold medals, but isn't holding any grudges against drug-tainted Jamaican relay teammate Nesta Carter.
Carter has said he will appeal after re-analysis of his sample from the 2008 Beijing Games using more advanced scientific methods returned a positive test to the prohibited stimulant methylhexaneamine.
AP Analysis: Bolt can’t outrun Jamaica’s doping problem
It was bound to happen.
Even the least-cynical track fan could peer through the smoke screen that enveloped Jamaica's anti-doping program and recognize things weren't right. Eventually, that was bound to ensnare Usain Bolt, the spirit-lifting superstar whose reach goes well beyond his own island but who is still losing one of his nine Olympic golds because of the problems down there.
Bolt loses 2008 Olympic relay gold in teammate’s doping case
GENEVA (AP) — Usain Bolt has lost one of his nine Olympic gold medals because of a doping case involving Jamaican teammate Nesta Carter.
The IOC said Wednesday that Carter tested positive for methylhexaneamine, a banned stimulant, in re-analysis of samples from the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
Olympic rules state that the entire relay team can be disqualified and stripped of medals if one runner fails a doping test.