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Jamaica’s Nesta Carter has again tested positive for a performance-enhancing drug. The Jamaican Anti-Doping Commission (JADCO) did not release details.
Reuters reported that Carter tested positive for a second time in his career. During the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, he was stripped of his 4 x 100m relay gold. Once it was determined that he had cheated, teammates Usain Bolt, Asafa Powell, and Michael Frater were also stripped of their gold medals.
In August, the 35-year-old announced his retirement due to a medical condition.
Confirmation of the positive test came from the chairman of the Jamaica Anti-Doping Disciplinary Panel as well as the sprinter’s lawyer Stuart Stimpson.
“We have a matter with Nesta Carter … We do have a disciplinary hearing that was referred to me by JADCO [Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission],” Kent Gammon told Reuters by telephone on Tuesday.
Carter owns a 9,78 100-metre personal best time and a 20.25 200m record. During the 2012 London Olympics the Jamaican relay team won gold, Carter ran that race. He is a three-time World Athletics Championships gold medallist.