EXCLUSIVE Athletics-Jamaica’s Carter assessments optimistic, faces disciplinary listening to


KINGSTON, Jamaica, Oct 5 (Reuters) – Jamaica’s Olympic and world championship medallist Nesta Carter, whose optimistic doping check prompted Usain Bolt to be stripped of his Beijing 2008 Olympic 4×100 metres relay gold, has examined optimistic once more and faces an anti-doping listening to subsequent week.

Confirmation of the now-retired Carter’s optimistic check got here from the Chairman of the Jamaica Anti-Doping Disciplinary Panel and the sprinter’s lawyer Stuart Stimpson.

“We have a matter with Nesta Carter … We do have a disciplinary hearing that was referred to me by JADCO (Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission),” Kent Gammon instructed Reuters by phone on Tuesday.

Gammon, who declined to call the banned substance, mentioned the disciplinary listening to will begin on Oct. 14.

Stimpson declined to offer any particulars on the substance or the circumstances surrounding Carter’s optimistic check.

The newest anti-doping violation comes three years after Carter misplaced his enchantment on the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in opposition to the International Olympic Committee’s choice to strip him and the remainder of the Jamaica males’s dash relay workforce, comprising Bolt, Asafa Powell and Michael Frater, of their gold medals from the 2008 Beijing Games.

In August, 35-year-old Carter issued a information launch saying he had retired as a consequence of a non-public medical situation which had hindered him from coaching and competing since March 2021.

He indicated on the time {that a} treatment prescribed by his physician to deal with the situation violated anti-doping guidelines and as such he had chosen his well being over athletics.

Carter has a private better of 9.78 seconds for the 100 metres, which ranks because the ninth quickest time ever and the fourth greatest by a Jamaican sprinter in historical past.

Reporting by Kayon Raynor; Editing by Ken Ferris

Athletics - Western Championships Track Meet - men's 4 x 100 meters relay - Montego Bay, Jamaica - 11/2/17 - Jamaica's Nesta Carter after competing. REUTERS/Gilbert Bellamy