Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt has been forced to give back one of his Olympic gold medals after it was revealed team-mate Nesta Carter tested positive for a banned substance.
The revelation has been made in regards to Jamaica’s gold-medal victory in the 4×100-metre relay at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, and a retested sample has uncovered Carter’s deception.
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) retested a total of 454 samples last year, and Carter’s was found to contain the banned substance methylhexaneamine.
The blow is a particularly big one for Bolt, however, after he became the first ever athlete to complete an Olympic “triple-triple” at Rio 2016, where he won his seventh, eighth and ninth gold Olympic medals.
But Bolt has now seen that tally reduced to eight, with Trinidad and Tobago and Japan being re-awarded the gold and silver medals, respectively, while Brazil have been promoted to bronze.