Usain Bolt returns 4x100m relay gold from 2008 Beijing Olympics, after teammate found doping
The IOC on Wednesday ruled that Carter was found in his re-tests of his sample to have used the banned stimulant methylhexaneamine, leading the entire Jamaican relay team to return their gold medals
Jamaican Sprinter and world record holder Usain Bolt returned his Olympic gold medal in 4x100 relay after his mate Nesta Carter was found guilty of using banned drugs at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
According to Reuters, Bolt said, "It's rough that I have to give back one of my medals and I already gave it back because it was of course required by the IOC," after the International Olympic Committee ruling came out.
"I'm not happy about it but it's just one of those things that happen in life. I can't allow that to deter me from my focus this season, so I am focused but I am not pleased."
The IOC on Wednesday ruled that Carter was found in his re-tests of his sample to have used the banned stimulant methylhexaneamine, leading the entire Jamaican relay team to return their gold medals.
Bolt is now left with eight Olympic gold medals, and he does not consider the ruling discolour his golden career records. And he still might have a chance to reclaim the relay medal, when Carter appeals to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) against the ruling.
Bolt was evasive when he was asked whether he would financially help Carter to proceed with his appeal.
"That's up to my management, there are a lot of variables so we will discuss that and see where we go from there," the sprinter said.
The Jamaican is considered as the greatest sprinter of all time, having clinched an unprecedented treble of consecutive Olympic golds in the 100m and 200m in 2008, 2012 and 2016. He was part of the gold-winning Jamaican team of 4x100 relay team in 2012 and 2016.
"I think I've still accomplished a lot, it hasn't changed what I have done throughout my career," said Bolt the current world record holder in 100 and 200 m sprint.
"I have worked hard and pushed and done things that no one has done before. I have won three gold medals over the 100m and 200m."
30-year-old Jamaican is planning to retire after the 2017 world championships in London.