Usain Bolt Stripped of Gold Medal Due to Doping Investigation

Usain Bolt Stripped of Gold Medal Due to Doping Investigation

The old phrase “Be careful of the company you keep” will have an entirely new meaning to Olympic Medalist Runner Usain Bolt.

According to BBC.com, Bolt, 30, must now return one of his record breaking nine gold medals due to his Jamaican teammate Nesta Carter testing positive for a banned substance.

Along with Bolt, Carter was a part of the Jamaican quartet that won the 4x100m relay in Beijing back in 2008.

Carter’s sample was one of 454 doping samples retested by the International Olympic Committee last year. The sample has now been found to contain the banned stimulant methylhexanamine.

Interestingly, Carter was tested on the evening of the Beijing   final back in 2008 but the sample was found to contain no “adverse analytical finding”. However, an anomaly was discovered following the IOC’s decision to retest the samples.

Methylhexanamine has been on the World Anti-Doping Agency prohibited list since 2004.

Watch Bolt, Carter, and their fellow teamates win the controversial 4x100 relay back in 2008 below.