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Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt's golden Olympic record was diminished Wednesday after Jamaican compatriot Nesta Carter tested positive for a banned substance, CNN reported.

Carter's positive test means Bolt must return one of his nine Olympic gold medals.

The 30-year-old Bolt cemented his status as an all-time great by completing an unprecedented 'triple triple' in Rio 2016, becoming the only man to win all three sprint events at three Olympic Games.

But the gold the Jamaican won in the 4x100m relay in Beijing 2008 will no longer count after governing body the International Olympic Committee (IOC) disqualified the Caribbean island's sprint team Wednesday.

Re-analysis of Carter's samples from Beijing resulted in a positive test for the prohibited substance methylhexaneamine.

All four members of the team - Bolt, Asafa Powell, Michael Frater and Carter, a bronze medalist at the 2013 World Championships - lose their titles.

Last summer, Bolt said returning one of his golds would be "heartbreaking" but added that he "would not have a problem" doing so.

Bolt's agent Ricky Simms had not been immediately available for comment.

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  • ANTON Thursday, 26 January 2017 07:30 AM

    MR LOST GOLD CROWN AS TEAM MATE FAILED GENERAL KNOWLEDGE AND HUMANITY TESTS.

    Frances Berry Wednesday, 25 January 2017 10:43 PM

    This is very unfair, the only one that should loose a medal is the one that cheats. Bolt and the others should be able to keep their medals as they were not cheating. I thought the days of punishing all were long gone.


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