Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Usain Bolt Stripped of Olympic Gold Medal

In case you missed the headline, yeah, the world beloved Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt was today stripped of his Olympic gold medal.

Usain Bolt has lost one of his 9 Olympic gold medals after team mate Nesta Carter was found guilty of doping at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

In re-tests of his sample, he was found to have taken the banned stimulant methylhexaneamine, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) reported, which invariably implies Jamaica's 4x100 metres relay team must give back their gold medals.

Of course, Usain Bolt had a lot to say about this sad revelation. When confronted with the news, he said "It's heartbreaking because over the years you've worked hard to accumulate gold medals and work hard to be a champion... but it's just one of those things," Bolt lamented.

"Things happen in life, so when it's confirmed or whatever, if I need to give back my gold medal I'd have to give it back, it's not a problem for me."

This will leave Bolt who is still very much considered the greatest sprinter of all time, having won an unprecedented treble of consecutive golds in the 100m, 200m and 4x100 relay in three straight Olympics.


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