Award winning Usain Bolt lost one of his nine Olympic gold medals Wednesday.
The International Olympic Committee stripped Bolt of their 4x100m relay win at the 2008 Beijing Games after Nesta Carter was caught doping.
The decision which follows the retesting of hundreds of samples from the Beijing event, means that Bolt, as Carter’s teammate, loses one of the three gold medals he won at that Olympics.
Nesta Carter was found to have tested positive for banned substance Methylhexanamine, which was once used in nasal decongestants but now is more commonly found as an ingredient in dietary supplements.
Requests for comment from the Jamaica Olympic Association and Carter’s agent have not been returned. A high-ranking Jamaican track and field federation official said he was not aware of any official documents pertaining to Carter and would not confirm or deny the reports.
The loss of the relay gold deprives Bolt of one of his ‘triple triples’ — he won gold in the 100m, 200 and the 4x100m at Beijing and then went on to repeat the feat in London in 2012 and again in Rio last year.