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Trouble on Jamaica's Olympic relay team has cost Usain Bolt his 'triple-triple' title

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Trouble on Jamaica's Olympic relay team has cost Usain Bolt his 'triple-triple' title

WATCH | The International Olympic Committee has stripped Bolt of one of his gold medals.

Usain Bolt has been stripped of his signatory 'triple-triple' title.

The Jamaican sprinter, who is regarded as the fastest human ever timed, has had his 4x100m gold medal from the 2008 Beijing Games revoked after one of his teammates, Nesta Carter, tested positive for a banned substance, the New York Times reported

That means Bolt can no longer claim that he won three gold medalists in three separate Olympic summer games, which tied him for the most gold medalists of any track athlete. 

Carter's scandal cost the team their gold medals.

The International Olympic Committee made the announcement on Wednesday after conducting a blood and urine reanalysis. Carter also ran on the 2012 gold-medal winning relay team in London, but no announcement has been made about that medal, according to the Washington Post.

“The Jamaican team is disqualified,” the IOC said, and the “corresponding medals, medalist pins, and diplomas are withdrawn and shall be returned.”


When news broke out of Carter's positive test last year, Bolt said in an interview with the Guardian, “It’s heartbreaking, 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.”

“If I need to give back my gold medal I’d have to give it back, it’s not a problem for me,” he said.

Though disheartening, many fans are relieved to hear that it wasn't Bolt who tested positive.

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