Caribbean Times 84th Issue - Thursday 26th January 2017

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Caribbean Times 84th Issue - Thursday 26th January 2017

16 c a r i b b e a n t i m e s . a g

Thursday 26th January 2017

Usain Bolt loses Triple-Triple gold

title because of teammate’s doping

KINGSTON, Jamaica –

Doping has cost Usain Bolt

one of the nine Olympic

medals that allowed him to

claim the title of being the

only athlete to win triple

gold in the 100m, 200m and

4x100m in three consecutive

Olympic Games. But it

wasn’t his wrongdoing that

landed him in that position.

The International Olympic

Committee (IOC) today

announced that Nesta Carter,

one of Bolt’s teammates

in the 4x100m relay at the

2008 Beijing Olympics,

tested positive for using a

banned substance, and all

By Carlena Knight

Villa Primary and St. Joseph’s

Academy open their

2017 Cool and Smooth Interschool

Basketball league

with victories in their respective

divisions.

In the Mini-girls Primary

division, Villa Primary edged

four sprinters have all been

stripped of their relay medals.

“Reanalysis of Carter’s

samples from Beijing 2008

resulted in a positive test

for the prohibited substance

methylhexaneamine,” the

IOC said in a statement posted

on its website today.

“The Jamaican team is

disqualified from the men’s

4x100m relay event. The

corresponding medals, medallist

pins and diplomas are

withdrawn and shall be returned.

The IAAF is requested

to modify the results of

the above-mentioned event

Nesta Carter

out St. John’s Catholic, 9-7 in

the first match of the double

header on Tuesday afternoon

at the JSC Sports complex.

Sanura Lewis scored all

9 points for the victors and

was named the 3D’s Playtime

Snackette Player of the

match for that game.

accordingly and to consider

any further action within its

own competence.”

Bolt, Carter, and fellow

Dominique Bird scored 3

in a losing effort.

St. Joseph’s Academy defeated

longtime rivals, Princess

Margaret School, 30-23

in the Junior boys category.

Led by the 3D’s Playtime

Snackette Player of the

match, Tehran Zacariah with

Usain Bolt

Jamaican sprinters Asafa

Powell and Michael Frater

won the 4x100m relay in

Beijing in world record time

– 37.10 seconds.

That victory completed

Bolt’s first of three

gold-medal sweeps.

The decision by the IOC

means that Trinidad and

Tobago will take the gold,

while the third-placed team

from Japan will get the silver

and Brazil, which did not

finish in podium position,

will get bronze.

Carter was one of two

athletes stripped of medals

for using a banned substance

during the 2008 Olympics.

The IOC statement also

disclosed that Russian Tatiana

Lebedeva lost her silver

medals in the women’s triple

jump and long jump after

reanalysis of her samples

resulted in a positive test for

dehydrochlormethyltestosterone

(turinabol). (Caribbean360)

Villa Primary and St. Joseph’s

Academy open season with victories

10 oints and 15 rebounds,

SJA trumped PMS after

pushing the game into overtime,

23-23.

Deandea Elien of PMS

had 19 points.

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