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Athletics: CAS says Nesta Carter has appealed against doping ban

AP , Friday 17 Feb 2017
Usain Bolt
FILE - In this Aug. 19, 2016 file photo, Jamaica's Usain Bolt celebrates winning the gold medal in the men's 4x100-meter relay final during the athletics competitions of the 2016 Summer Olympics at the Olympic stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Bolt and his All Stars completed a clean sweep of the inaugural Nitro Athletics series on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017 with Bolt winning the 150-meter race in his only solo appearance of the three-night meet. (Photo: AP)
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The Court of Arbitration for Sport says Nesta Carter has filed an appeal against his doping ban, a sanction that caused Usain Bolt to lose one of his nine Olympic gold medals.

Carter tested positive for the banned stimulant methylhexaneamine in fresh analysis of his urine sample given at the 2008 Beijing Games. The positive test led to the rest of the Jamaican 4x100-meter relay team, including Bolt, losing their gold medals.

A CAS verdict will likely take several months. The court says a three-member judging panel must be appointed before a hearing date can be set.

CAS says the panel will then ''deliberate and at a later date, it will issue a decision.''

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