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Nesta Carter files CAS appeal after failed drugs test

Nesta Carter files CAS appeal after failed drugs test
By Reuters

16/02/2017 at 08:00

Embattled Jamaican sprinter Nesta Carter has filed an appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS) after he was retroactively found guilty of doping at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, his lawyer said on Wednesday.

Carter is awaiting a date to come before the CAS for his appeal, lawyer Stuart Stimpson told Reuters after confirming the appeal had been submitted to the Switzerland-based body within the 21-day deadline.

"Yes, they were sent electronically today and the hard copies [sent by courier] will get there tomorrow, so they [documents] have been filed," Stimpson said.

"We've paid our fees and we met our time line."

Men's 4x100m Jamaican 4x100m relay team at Beijing in 2008: (from left-to-right) Asafa Powell, Nesta Carter, Usain Bolt and Michael Frater celebrate after winning gold

Men's 4x100m Jamaican 4x100m relay team at Beijing in 2008: (from left-to-right) Asafa Powell, Nesta Carter, Usain Bolt and Michael Frater celebrate after winning goldReuters

The International Olympic Committee's judgement means that Bolt, in turn, has effectively been stripped of his historic Olympics "triple-triple" of gold medals in the 100m, 200m and 4x100m at three consecutive games.

The filing of the appeal came four days after the 2013 world championship 100m bronze medallist made his competitive return by anchoring his MVP track Club's 4x100m team to second place at the Milo Western Relays in Montego, ending 17 months of inactivity.

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