[:en]Usain Bolt loses 2008 Olympic relay gold in teammate’s doping case[:es]Usain Bolt perdió una de sus medallas de oro por una sanción del COI[:]

Usain Bolt of Jamaica reacts after winning the men's 200m final during the 15th IAAF World Championships at the National Stadium in Beijing, China August 27, 2015. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

[:en]Track & Field legend Usain Bolt has lost one of his nine Olympic gold medals in a doping case involving teammate Nesta Carter.

The IOC said Wednesday that Carter tested positive for methylhexaneamine, a banned stimulant, in re-analysis of samples from the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Carter and Bolt were teammates on the winning 4×100-meter relay team, which also included Michael Frater and Asafa Powell.

“The Jamaican team is disqualified,” the IOC said in a statement. “… the corresponding medals, medalist pins and diplomas are withdrawn and shall be returned.”

The relay title in Beijing completed the first of Bolt’s three gold medal sweeps in the 100, 200 and relay at three straight Olympics.

Trinidad and Tobago is in line to get the gold medal from 2008, Japan could be upgraded to silver, and fourth-place finisher Brazil could get the bronze medal.

Carter testified by video conference to an IOC disciplinary hearing held in Lausanne on Oct. 17.
The IOC’s ruling states that Carter noted he was taking supplements in 2008 “advised in this respect by his coach, Mr. Stephen Francis.”

Usain Bolt of Jamaica reacts after winning the men's 200m final during the 15th IAAF World Championships at the National Stadium in Beijing, China August 27, 2015.  REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson
Usain Bolt of Jamaica reacts after winning the men’s 200m final during the 15th IAAF World Championships at the National Stadium in Beijing, China August 27, 2015. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

“The athlete explained that he had given several samples for doping controls whilst he was taking Cell Tech and Nitro Tech before the 2008 Olympic Games and he had never tested positive for a prohibited substance,” the detailed verdict stated.

“He therefore did not believe that these supplements could contain prohibited substances. He did not understand how methylhexaneamine could have been found in 2016.”

Though methylhexaneamine was not specifically named on the 2008 list of prohibited substances, it “fell within the scope of the general prohibition of stimulants having a similar chemical structure or similar biological effect as the listed stimulants,” the three-member IOC panel wrote.

Carter can appeal the sanction to the Court of Arbitration for Sport. However, the IOC panel already anticipated one challenge in its written verdict.

“The Court of Arbitration for Sport (“CAS”) has confirmed that the presence or use of substances falling within the scope of generic definitions of the prohibited list, can be used as a basis of establishing anti-doping rules violations,” the verdict said.

Source: Associated Press[:es]

Una sanción del Comité Olímpico Internacional (COI) dejó sin una de las nueve medallas de oro al velocista jaimaiquino Usain Bolt, ya que un compañero suyo de la prueba de 4 x 100 de los Juegos Olímpicos de Beijing 2008 fue descalificado por dar positivo en un reanálisis de antidopaje.

Se trata del atleta jamaiquino Nesta Carter, de 31 años, que compitió en la prueba masculina de relevos 4 x 100 de Beijing 2008 y consiguió el primer puesto junto con Usain Bolt, Asafa Powell y Michael Frater, sus compañeros de equipo.

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Según el comunicado emitido por el COI, el atleta descalificado dio positivo de metilhexanamina (DMAA), una sustancia prohibida. “El equipo de Jamaica es descalificado de la prueba de relevos 4 x 100 masculina. Las medallas correspondientes y diplomas son retiradas y deben devolverse”, especificó el escrito.

Asafa Powell, Nesta Carter, Usain Bolt y Michael Frater ganaron la medalla de oro en el 4×100 de los Juegos Olímpicos de Beijing 2008 (Getty Images)

Asafa Powell, Nesta Carter, Usain Bolt y Michael Frater ganaron la medalla de oro en el 4×100 de los Juegos Olímpicos de Beijing 2008 (Getty Images)

La Asociación Internacional de Federaciones de Atletismo (IAAF) deberá modificar los resultados y quitarle la medalla a Usain Bolt y a los otros tres atletas mencionados. Además, el Comité Olímpico de Jamaica es quien se encargará de devolverle al COI las medallas y diplomas.

La rusa Tatiana Lebedeva también fue descalificada por el COI y perdió su medalla de plata de Beijing 2008 (Getty Images)

La rusa Tatiana Lebedeva también fue descalificada por el COI y perdió su medalla de plata de Beijing 2008 (Getty Images)

Por otra parte, la Comisión Disciplinaria del COI –integrada en ese caso por Denis Oswald (presidente), Gunilla Lindberg y Ugur Erdener– también descalificó de la competencia a la rusa Tatiana Lebedeva, de 40 años, ganadora de la medalla de plata de salto en largo, quien dio positivo de la sustancia prohibida dehydrochlormethyltestosterone (Turinabol).

Tanto los análisis de Carter como los de Lebedeva fueron realizados sobre las muestras recogidas durante los Juegos Olímpicos de Beijing 2008 y Londres 2012, pero con métodos analíticos mejorados, con el fin de detectar sustancias prohibidas que no pudieron ser identificados al momento de disputarse las competencias.

Fuente: http://www.infobae.com/

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