Usain Bolt has been stripped of his relay gold medal from the 2008 Olympics in the doping case of relay teammate Nesta Carter. It means the sprinter has lost his historic ‘triple triple’ medal haul. The decision came after Carter was found to have tested positive for methylhexaneamine, a banned substance.
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.
Usain Bolt, speaking last summer
He was part of the Jamaican quartet that won the 4x100m in Beijing in 2008 and Bolt was a teammate along with Michael Frater and Asafa Powell. The relay title in Beijing completed the first of Bolt’s three gold medal sweeps in the 100, 200 and relay at three straight Olympics. Trinidad and Tobago is in line to get the gold medal from 2008, Japan could be upgraded to silver, and fourth-place finisher Brazil could get the bronze medal.