USAIN Bolt never loses. He’s the world’s fastest man. Some say he’s the fastest man who has ever lived. It’s unbelievable when you wake up to news that the Jamaican athletics icon has lost a medal.
And it’s not his fault. Blame it on Nesta Carter. He has cost Bolt one of his nine Olympic gold medals. It must be a hard pill for Bolt to swallow.
The IOC has stripped the Jamaican relay team of medals after Carter’s sample from the 2008 Beijing Olympics tested positive for methylhexaneamine, a banned stimulant. Unbelievable! We feel sorry for Bolt. Doping in sport is a huge challenge. The Lance Armstrong case showed us how complicated this issue is. Several other sportsmen and women have been caught and sanctioned.
We are happy that Carter was caught out, so many years after the Beijing Olympics. This should serve as a warning to other athletes that cheating does not pay.
The IOC must stay alert.