Nesta Carter was hit with three-month anti-doping suspension - JAAA

By October 30, 2018
Nesta Carter had served a three-month ban after retest came back poisitive. Nesta Carter had served a three-month ban after retest came back poisitive.

Nesta Carter was slapped with a three-month suspension in 2016 when he was first informed that a retest of his urine sample taken during the Beijing Olympics in 2008 turned up positive for the banned stimulant methylhexanamine.

The Jamaica Athletic Administrative Association (JAAA) disclosed the development in a statement on Tuesday.

“The JAAA wishes to inform that was a result of Mr Nesta Carter’s Anti-Doping Rule Violation in accordance with the IAAF Rule 32.2 9 (a) and 32.2 (b), he has been suspended for a period of three months which commenced on July 12, 2016,” the statement read.

The statement, according to the JAAA President Dr. Warren Blake, is an affirmation that the sanction has been applied.

The JAAA had been instructed to make the matter public as the positive retest will count as a first violation against the sprinter who led off Jamaica’s world-record-setting sprint relay team in China 10 years ago.

Jamaica has since been stripped of that gold medal and reduced Usain Bolt’s record nine gold medals to eight. Bolt ran the third leg of that relay which handed him his third gold medal of the meet.

Carter had faced a Jamaica Anti-Doping Disciplinary Panel back in 2016 and eventually took his case to the Court of Arbitration for Sport. In May this year, CAS ruled that the athlete had indeed been guilty of an anti-doping violation but they made no determination about sanctions.

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