THE fate of Jamaican sprinter Nesta Carter and a gold medal previously belonging to world’s fastest man Usain Bolt will be decided next when the Court of Arbitration (CAS) for Sports makes a ruling on the case currently before it, reports claim.
Carter tested positive for the banned stimulant Methylhexaneamine after a re-test of the sprinter’s 2008 Olympic Games samples. The runner was a part of the Jamaica 4x100m men’s team, which had also included recently retired sprint legend Bolt.
As a result of the positive test, the medal and result was stripped from the team who originally clocked 37.10 to win the event. The other members of the quartet were Asafa Powell and Michael Frater.
Carter and his legal team with support from the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association, however, appealed the ruling earlier this year, making the case to the CAS that they believed it was unfair. The substance was not listed on the list of prohibited substances in 2008.
Carter presented his appeal to CAS last November during a seven-hour hearing in Lausanne, Switzerland.