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Bolt loses gold medal in relay team drug scandal

| 25/01/2017 | 35 Comments
Cayman News Service

Usain Bolt and fans

(CNS): Usain Bolt’s team mate from the 2008 Olympics 4 x 100 Jamaica relay squad, Nesta Carter, has tested positive for a banned substance after samples from the Beijing Games were re-tested. As a result, the national team has been stripped of their medals, which means that Bolt has also lost the title of ‘triple-triple’ Olympic champion. Bolt is still the only sub-9.79sec 100m sprinter who has not received a doping violation.

Carter, who ran the opening leg of the final nine years ago, when the Jamaican team ran a then world-record of 37.10, had helped Bolt win all the sprint medals at his first Olympic games.

The 31-year-old runner, who has been trying to clear his name since it was suggested he had cheated, did not compete in Rio in 2016, though he did run with Bolt in London in 2012. There is no indication yet from the International Olympic Committee if that medal is also in question.

On Wednesday Carter’s re-test was confirmed as positive for the prohibited stimulant methylhexaneamine. In a release on the International Olympic Committees website, officials said Carter had been immediately disqualified for committing an anti-doping rule violation and had been stripped of his meda. The entire Jamaican relay team was also disqualified, as they asked for the return of the medals, pins and diplomas.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Didn’t expect any better from CNS. Why did you deliberately leave out the part of the report which stated that THE DRUG FOR WHICH HE IS Supposedly GUILTY OF USING WAS NOT A BANDED SUBSTANCES AT THE TIME HE TOOK IT?

    You guys are worse than Fox News.




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  2. R. says:

    No big deal. Track and Field is not a team sport anyway.




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  3. Anonymous says:

    Sad because competing athletes have to rely on coaches and medical staff to guide them through the maze of anti doping regulations and the ever shifting list of banned substances. It is not as easy as one thinks and I believe in many cases athletes take the fall for overly competitive coaches, managers etc who continue to push athletes beyond “normal” limits. Not saying that this is always the case but I am sure this is the case many times……….you either go along or we will drop you from the team kind of thing




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  4. Anonymous says:

    A single Jamaican complying with all the rules without exception – common.
    2 Jamaicans complying with all the the rules without exception – frequent.
    3 Jamaicans complying with all the rules without exception – rare
    4 Jamaicans complying with all the rules without exception – impossible.

    Such a shame. A wonderful people who too frequently bring about their own downfall.




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    • Anonymous says:

      This is a disgusting post.

      Interestingly, the same theory could be easily applied to any 4 members of American or British government members.
      In fact, by way of clear and undeniable evidence, we could also argue the point in respect to western countries as it concerns the most crucial aspects of international law.

      Yes, think before applying fingers to keyboard.




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      • Anonymous says:

        Just asking, were any members of the British or American relay teams disqualified for doping?




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        • Anonymous says:

          The Brits cant even qualify! Maybe they should give doping a try! hahaha




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        • Anonymous says:

          Umm, I do believe that 100% (or damn well near) of the American national male sprint champions / olympic gold medal contenders have been caught doping over the past 12 years.

          There is a chance my math is off-target, but I am sure you or someone else will be happy to clarify.

          As for worthy “British” sprinters – quotations as they are all essentially Jamaican / Caribbean – I dunno, you may wanna go chat to ol’ Dwain Chambers;

          “Chambers’ relay gold medal performance was erased, costing team-mates Darren Campbell, Marlon Devonish and Christian Malcolm their medals in the process” – due to doping violations.

          So … yeah.

          – Who

          P.S. Btw, watch this space for forthcoming related developments and revelations (if the surrounding iron-clad corruption is ultimately penetrated) regarding Sir Bradley Wiggins and much of the “Team GB” cycling squad for that matter.




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        • Anonymous says:

          Several have in the recent past.




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  5. Anonymous says:

    Possibly another scandal like the Armstrong ordeal.




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  6. Anonymous says:

    Bolt is a hero in Cayman because we all know that Cayman is/is becoming Jamaica.




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    • Anonymous says:

      Hell no.




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    • Unison says:

      What are you talkin about??? Cayman has always been “one” with Jamaica! And if youre a colored person on this rock, where you think your great great parents came from??? 🙂 Jamaica help build-up Cayman and continue to do so today.

      Lol … it could very well be that your some upper class Caymanian thats ignorant of your history! 🙂




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      • Anonymous says:

        Colored person? What does that even mean? I’m white as sand if I go off island for any length of time, then when I return to the sun I go bright red. Am I a colored person or a multi-colored person?




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    • annoy says:

      You say Bolt is a Cayman hero. HA HA AND HA. YOU WISH. Got news for you! Never going to happen Bo Bo. Never was- never will be..




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  7. Nuff Respect says:

    Truth Finder you must be talking bout the last election where unnah $$$$ went to pay for wotes Big UP Usain!!! Down with the PPM and their little lodge clique




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  8. Unison says:

    Just losing 1 gold medal that has nothing to do with his direct accomplishment is nothing. He has the complete number of 7 gold medals. Still a maker of history 😉




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  9. Anonymous says:

    Bolt dont take drugs, just weed




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  10. PPM truth finder says:

    They always been cheating thats how they always be winning the sponsors need to look into this now before it become a big scandal.




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    • Unison says:

      “They always been cheating” … lol … it sounds like you are envious, and hate for the Jamaican team is written over your face 🙂




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      • Anonymous says:

        all athletes at that level cheat. They have to. The human body has maxed out its potential 15 to 20 years ago. There is no new training methods.

        They come up with new doping routines that fool the tests. But like anything. New measures, affect doping counter measures.

        I say, who cares. Let them shorten their lives, and dope all they want. We could see 6 second quarter mile runs and amazing athletes.

        Even if you dope, doesn’t mean you can be with the best. You stlll have to be born with athletic ability




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        • Unison says:

          You said “all athletes at that level cheat” … wow … you must have proof to back your claims …

          Or, your notion is a false one and perhaps biased




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          • Anonymous says:

            It’s more common than you think. Look at Armstrong and what he did.




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          • Anonymous says:

            Google russian doping.
            How many top athletes eventually get caught for it. Obviously you are not that old, or not putting any thought it in.

            Google that as well.

            The game is to dope using new methods that beat the current detection methods.

            Eventually everyone gets caught

            flo joiner, track and field
            Maria Sharapova. Tennis. …
            Tyson Gay. Sprinting. …
            Diego Maradona. Football. …
            Roy Jones Jr. Boxing. …
            Anderson Silva. MMA, UFC. …
            Ben Johnson. Sprinting. …
            Lance Armstrong. Cycling. …
            Shane Warne. Cricket.

            https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_doping_cases_in_athletics

            They have the list from A to Z

            why do you all make it too easy to be right.




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  11. Anonymous says:

    Should still stand for the other three.




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  12. Anonymous says:

    Bolt; still forever the greatest ever.

    – Who




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  13. rollin says:

    truth soon find bolt too.




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    • anonymous says:

      Bastardo, what a vile comment. stay off the 8erade dude




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      • Rolling says:

        Ok, i wont but thx for asking.

        All your sport heros are on something my innocent friend,including bolt. You dont really believe he is all natural do you. If so , you have alot of growing up to do.

        Btw what is bastardo? I speaky the english. And 8erade????? Feel good that I even responded as i am sure your someone i wouldnt even note otherwise.




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    • realistic says:

      Happy for Jamaica. Hope they find another dozen Bolts so they can all bolt out of here. Cheaters




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  14. Anonymous says:

    Thanks my brethren




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