Usain Bolt loses Olympic gold medal due to Jamaica teammate's doping violation
The record-setting Jamaican sprinter had one of his nine gold medals stripped
Usain Bolt has lost one of his Olympic gold medals, though he didn't commit any violations.
Bolt was part of the Jamaican 4x100-meter relay team that won the gold medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, and teammate Nesta Carter tested positive for a banned substance in a retest administered by the International Olympic Committee last year.
"The Jamaican team is disqualified," the IOC said in a statement. "... the corresponding medals, medalist pins and diplomas are withdrawn and shall be returned."
This takes Bolt's Olympic gold medal count down from nine to eight. The 30-year-old sprinter recently completed a historic "triple-triple" in Rio, winning the 100-meters, 200-meters and 4x100-meter relay in three consecutive Olympics.
The IOC said that Carter's sample tested positive for methylhexaneamine, a banned stimulant. Michael Frater and Asafa Powell, the other two members of the 2008 relay team, will also have their medals stripped.
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