Usain Bolt Loses Olympic Gold Medal


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Joshua Chin Lee, VOX Reporter


Usain Bolt is no longer a winner of three sprints in three consecutive Olympic Games, aka. a “triple triple winner.” Usain Bolt is an Olympic track and field racer; he has participated in the 2008, 2012, and 2016 Olympic Games winning gold in all his races. Unfortunately, Bolt and the rest of the 2008 Jamaican Olympic 4×100 Relay team were all recently stripped of their gold medals because Nesta Carter was found guilty of doping.

In a drug test done by the IOC (International Olympic Committee) on May 31st of 2016, Nesta Carter’s urine sample was found to contain methylhexaneamine, a prohibited substance by the WADA (World Anti-Doping Agency). If an athlete is found guilty of breaking an anti-doping rule they are disqualified and so are stripped of their medals. Bolt and the rest of the relay team were also eliminated from the event because of Carter.