Usain Bolt has been stripped of one of his nine Olympic medals because of the doping offence of his teammate Nesta Carter.
Bolt is no longer owner of the hallowed ‘triple-triple’ of Olympic sprint titles and will have to hand back the 4x100m relay gold medal won at Beijing 2008 alongside Carter.
The Jamaican had realised this was a possibility after it emerged last summer that Carter had retrospectively failed a drugs test from the Beijing Games nine years ago.
Asafa Powell, Nesta Carter, Usain Bolt and Michael Frater (left to right) pose together after winning the 4x100m gold medal at the Beijing Olympics - but they have now been disqualified
Carter (second right, with Bolt) tested positive for methylhexaneaminet in sample re-analysis
Bolt and Carter have regularly raced together in relays - they are pictured together in 2015
His worst fears were confirmed when the International Olympic Committee today announced it was to nullify the result of the Jamaican 4x100m team and reallocate the gold medal to Trinidad and Tobago.
25 Jan 2017
Last Updated: Wednesday, 25 January 2017 16:34