Jamaica's Carter testifies at CAS closed-door hearing

November 16, 2017
In this Saturday, August 23, 2008, file photo, Jamaica's men's 4x100 metres team (from left) Michael Frater, Usain Bolt, Nesta Carter and Asafa Powell show their gold medals during the athletics competitions in the National Stadium at the Beijing 2008 Olympics in Beijing.
Jamaican sprinter Nesta Carter arrives for a hearing at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in Lausanne, Switzerland on Wednesday, Nov 15, 2017 after filing an appeal against the IOC that stripped him of his 2008 Beijing Olympics sprint relay gold medal due to anti-doping rule violations.

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP):

Jamaican sprinter Nesta Carter has testified at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) to appeal against disqualification from the 2008 Olympics in a doping case that cost Usain Bolt a 4x100-metre relay gold medal.

Carter shielded his face from media on arriving at sport's highest court yesterday for a closed-door hearing that ended around seven hours later.

The court said lawyers for Carter and the International Olympic Committee would submit further documents to the judging panel, which was expected to reach a verdict early in 2018.

The 32-year-old Carter is challenging his disqualification imposed by the IOC for a positive test for a banned stimulant.

Carter tested positive for methylhexaneamine last year in a reanalysis programme of samples from the 2008 Beijing Olympics and 2012 London Olympics.

The case spoiled Bolt's perfect Olympic record of three gold medals - in the 100m, 200m and 4x100m - at three consecutive games from 2008-2016.




Carter and Bolt were teammates on the relay team in Beijing, which won in a world record of 37.10 seconds. Carter ran the opening leg, and Bolt took the baton third in a team that also included Michael Frater and Asafa Powell.

Carter also teamed with Bolt on three straight world championship relay-winning teams from 2011 through 2015. They were also teammates when Jamaica set another 4x100 world record in 2012 at the Olympics, running 36.84.

Dozens of athletes tested positive for banned drugs in an IOC-ordered reanalysis programme using new, and more accurate tests on samples stored since the 2008 Beijing Olympics and 2012 London Olympics.

The majority of more than 110 cases involved steroids and athletes from the former Soviet republics. Carter's case was the only one involving Jamaica.

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