Team Jamaica 2008 Men's Relay Team Got Their Gold Medal...

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The IOC said Wednesday that Nesta Carter tested positive for methylhexaneamine, a banned stimulant, in re-analysis of samples from the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

Carter, Asafa Powell, Michael Frater and Usain Bolt were teammates on the winning 4x100-meter relay team that won gold.

"The Jamaican team is disqualified," the IOC said in a statement. "... the corresponding medals, medallist pins and diplomas are withdrawn and shall be returned!

Trinidad and Tobago is in line to get the gold medal from 2008, Japan could be upgraded to silver, and fourth-place finisher Brazil could get the bronze medal.

Carter testified by video conference to an IOC disciplinary hearing held in Lausanne on October 17.

The IOC's ruling states that Carter noted he was taking supplements in 2008 "advised in this respect by his coach, Stephen Francis."

"The athlete explained that he had given several samples for doping controls whilst he was taking Cell Tech and Nitro Tech before the 2008 Olympic Games and he had never tested positive for a prohibited substance," the detailed verdict stated.