Usain Bolt

Usain Bolt might get to keep Olympic gold medal as relay teammate appeals doping case

Usain Bolt might get to keep Olympic gold medal as relay teammate appeals doping case

There is a chance Usain Bolt can retain the gold medal that was stripped from him when a Jamaican relay teammate was found to have cheated at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

That teammate, Nesta Carter, filed an appeal of the ruling on Thursday, according to Reuters.

Carter was caught in a recent doping crackdown by international sports officials, who are using newly developed scientific methods to analyze biological samples saved from previous Games.

When Carter’s sample from 2008 showed traces of a banned substance — methylhexaneamine — he was stripped of his 400-meter...

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