An appeal case involving the 2008 Olympic title stripped from Usain Bolt and the Jamaica relay team is going to court in November.The Court of Arbitration for Sports – CAS said that sprinter Nesta Carter will challenge his disqualification by the International Olympic Committee on November 15th 2017, with a verdict expected a few weeks later.
Carter tested positive last year for the banned stimulant methamphetamine in reanalysis of a urine sample from the 2008 Beijing Games. He and Bolt were teammates on the 4×100 meters relay team, which won in a world record 37.10 seconds.Carter one would recall ran the opening leg, with Michael Frater second, Bolt on the third leg with Asafa Powell anchoring. Carter and Bolt were also teammates when they lowered the world record for the said relay in 2012 by running 36.84 seconds.
Carter’s legal team could ask Bolt to appear as a witness at the hearing, which is likely to be held in Lausanne, Switzerland – the home city of CAS and the IOC. Dozens of athletes tested positive for banned drugs in an IOC ordered reanalysis program using new and more accurate tests on samples stored since the 2008 Beijing Olympics and the 2012 London Olympics.Most of the 110 cases involved steroids and athletes from the former Soviet Republic. Carter’s case was the only one involving Jamaica.