Jan 26, 2017

Bolt loses ‘triple-triple’ title

Jamaican sprint king Usain Bolt lost his claim to the title of ‘triple-triple’ Olympic champion after a Jamaican 4 x 100 metres team-mate retrospectively tested positive for a banned substance.

The 2008 Beijing gold medal winners are be stripped of their title after teammate Nesta Carter was tested positive for a banned substance.

His was one of 454 selected doping samples retested by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) last year, and has been found to contain the banned stimulant methylhexaneamine.

Bolt, 30, completed an unprecedented 'triple triple' in Rio last summer.

He won gold in the 100m, 200m and 4x100m relay to add to his successes in the same events in 2008 and 2012.