Usain Bolt Stripped Of Olympic Gold Medal

The ignominious list of the fastest men in the world to fail drugs tests
grew bigger on Wednesday when Usain Bolt lost his claim to the title of
‘triple-triple’ Olympic champion after a Jamaican 4x100m team-mate
retrospectively tested positive for a banned substance and caused the
2008 Beijing gold medal winners to be stripped of their title.

Bolt, the world’s greatest track-and-field star, is now the only one of
six sub-9.79sec 100m runners not to have committed a doping violation,
with double Olympic champion Nesta Carter caught out in the reanalysis
of urine and blood samples from the Beijing Games. But because his team
mate tested positive for a banned substance, he has now been stripped of
his 2008 Beijing gold medal title.