Nesta Carter
Nesta Carter

Nesta Carter suspension for his anti-doping offence back in 2008 was three months.

The Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA), on the advice of the IAAF, on Tuesday (30 Oct), disclosed the time served by Carter.

The JAAA, in a release, said: “As a result of Mr Nesta Carter’s Anti-Doping Rule violation in accordance with the IAAF Rule 32.2 (a) and 32.2 (b), he has been suspended for a period of three (3) months which commenced on July 12, 2016.”

The ban, however, started from when Carter was informed of the positive test in July 2016.

Over 454 frozen blood and urine samples were retested by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in July 2016 and Carter’s own was found to contain the banned stimulant methylhexanamine.

Carter was part of Jamaica’s 4×100 relay team which won gold in Beijing with Michael Frater, Asafa Powell and Bolt. The team was later stripped of its gold medal.

Carter appealed to The Court of Arbitration for Sport. He argued the substance wasn’t on the ban list at the time of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games.

However, in dismissing Carter’s appeal, CAS said: “this case was strictly limited to the consequences related to the Beijing Games and issues linked with fault or negligence are not relevant since sanctions such as ineligibility or disqualification from other events were not at stake here.”


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