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• Usain Bolt Loses 4x100m Beijing Olympics Gold Medal

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Usain Bolt and Jamaicas's men's 4x100m relay team have been stripped from Beijing Olympics gold medal.

The world's fastest man, Usain Bolt, is down one Olympic gold medal after Nesta Carter tested positive following the doping sample retests from 2008 Olympics.

"The Jamaican team is disqualified from the men’s 4x100m relay event. The corresponding medals, medallist pins and diplomas are withdrawn and shall be returned," the IOC said in a statement on Wednesday

 The International Olympic Committee IOC confirmed on Wednesday that Nesta Carter, who was part of Jamaica's gold winning 4x100m relay team tested positive banned stimulant methylhexaneamine.

"It's heartbreaking (the positive test) because over the years you've worked hard to accumulate gold medals and work hard to be a champion... but it's just one of those things," Bolt had told Reuters.

"Things happen in life, so when it's confirmed or whatever, if I need to give back my gold medal I'd have to give it back, it's not a problem for me." he added.

The IOC also stripped Tatiana Lebedeva of her long jump and triple jump silver medals from the Beijing Games after she tested positive for a steroids.


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