Jamaica
Usain Bolt of Jamaica reacts after winning the men’s 4x100m relay during the 15th IAAF World Championships at the National Stadium in Beijing, China August 29, 2015. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Agency Report

Jamaica may appeal against the International Olympic Committee’s decision to strip the rest of its Beijing 4x100m relay squad of their gold medals after Nesta Carter’s failed drugs test.

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World’s fastest man Usain Bolt stands to lose one of his nine Olympic gold medals after a retest of Carter’s sample from the 2008 Games was found to contain a banned stimulant.

Michael Frater, Asafa Powell and Dwight Thomas also face forfeiting medals.

“We have to decide what the best legal process is,” Jamaican Olympic Association chief Mike Fennell said.

“It is a team and we are interested in ensuring they are properly protected and given a fair chance of clearing their names.”

Carter’s lawyer confirmed on Wednesday that the sprinter will lodge his own appeal with the Court of Arbitration for Sport.