Usain Bolt loses a gold medal from 2008 Olympic Games

Posted on January 25 2017 , at 07:02 pm
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  • Bolt is no longer the owner of the hallowed ‘triple-triple’ of Olympic sprint title

Usain Bolt and his relay teammates
Usain Bolt and his relay teammates

Usain Bolt has been stripped of one of his nine Olympic medals because of the doping offence of his teammates Nesta Carter.

Bolt is no longer the owner of the hallowed ‘triple-triple’ of Olympic sprint titles and will have to hand back the 4x100m relay gold medal won at Beijing 2008 alongside Carter.

Usain Bolt and Nesta carter
Usain Bolt and Nesta Carter

The Jamaican had realised this was a possibility after it emerged last summer that Carter had retrospectively failed a drugs test from the Beijing Games nine years ago.

The sprinter went on to say that if it were to come down to him forfeiting his medal he would.

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