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Bolt stripped of Beijing Olympic gold after relay teammate Carter tests positive

January 25, 2017 20:56 IST

Gold medalists (left - right) Nesta Carter, Michael Frater, Usain Bolt, Asafa Powell of Jamaica pose during the medal ceremony for the men's 4 x 100m relay final of the athletics competition in the National Stadium at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games August 23, 2008

IMAGE: Gold medalists (left to right) Nesta Carter, Michael Frater, Usain Bolt, Asafa Powell of Jamaica pose during the medal ceremony for the men's 4 x 100m relay final of the athletics competition in the National Stadium at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games August 23, 2008. Photograph: Mike Blake/Reuters/Files

Usain Bolt has lost one of his nine Olympic gold medals after Jamaica teammate Nesta Carter was found guilty of doping at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

Carter was found to have taken the prohibited substance methylhexaneamine, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Wednesday.

The Jamaica team must return their medals.

Trinidad and Tobago will be promoted to gold, Japan move up to silver and fourth-placed Brazil will be awarded bronze, subject to any further results from the IOC anti-doping retesting programme.

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