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Jamaican sprinter Nesta Carter appeals doping penalty to CAS

Nesta Carter and Usain Bolt Nesta Carter and Usain Bolt won the 4x100m men's relay in Beijing with Michael Frater and Asafa Powell
Kristopher Love | 17 February, 2017, 01:49

Jamaican sprinter Nesta Carter has filed an appeal of his recent doping confirmation with the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), the president of his track club confirmed Thursday.

As was expected sprinter Nesta Carter has filed an appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS) as he continues his fight against a doping confirmation by the International Olympic Committee as a result of a retest of his sample from the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, China.

Bolt and Carter's other team-mates have already been forced to hand back their 4x100 metres relay medals from Beijing 2008, with the now eight time Olympic gold medallist Bolt, telling Reuters that handing back his ninth gold was not easy. It was found to contain the banned stimulant methylhexaneamine. The IOC referred to a possible challenge from Carter on those grounds in its written verdict.

The 31-year-old now awaits a date for his case to be heard at the Court of Arbitration for Sport, his lawyer said.

The 4x100 victory had been one of three gold medals won by Bolt in Beijing, along with victories in the 100 and 200 meters. "It's just one of those things".

Micahel Frater and Asafa Powell were also part of Jamaica's 2008 4x100 team.

Bolt is nominated for the Laureus World Sportsman of the Year award, along with gold medal victor Mo Farah and Olympic tennis champion Andy Murray.