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Former Jamaica super star athlete, Usain Bolt would not be getting back his ninth Olympic gold medal.

A Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in Switzerland judging panel recently dismissed Jamaican sprinter Nesta Carter’s appeal against disqualification from the 2008 Beijing Olympics for a positive doping test eight years ago.

Carter ran the opening leg in the 4x100-meter relay when Bolt took the baton third and helped Jamaica win a world record of 37.10 seconds.

In fresh analysis of Beijing samples by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in 2016, Carter tested positive for a stimulant methylhexaneamine, Jamaica was disqualified and stripped of the relay title.

The CSA panel said it; “could not accept any of the arguments raised by Nesta Carter that the test results should be ignored or the IOC (disciplinary) decision should be otherwise be overturned for certain alleged failures.”

The verdict has spoilt Bolt’s perfect Olympic career of three gold medals in the 100, 200 and 4x100 at three consecutive games in 2008, 2012, and 2016.

With Jamaica’s disqualification confirmed again, the gold medal will to Trinidad and Tobago 4x100 meter team.

Carter, 32, was also on Bolt’s team for three straight world championship relay gold medals, in 2011, 2013 and 2015.

Updated 5:51 pm, June 12, 2018
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