The king of sprinting, Usain Bolt now has only eight Olympic gold medals after losing the medal he received at the 2008 Olympic. Bolt (who ran the third leg on the 4x100 Jamaican relay team) is the most decorated track and field athlete of all-time.

Jamaican relay team disqualified for a doping violation

The IOC announced the news Wednesday morning. According to the sports organization, Bolt’s teammate Nesta Carter's blood samples, after re-analysis, tested positive for the banned stimulant; Methylhexaneamine. In its announcement, the IOC spokesperson stated that all medals, diplomas, and medalist pins that the athletes received must be returned by the Jamaican team to the (IOC) International Olympic Committee.

Usain Bolt loses 2008 Olympic gold medal

Carter was the lead-off leg for the winning team that set an Olympic record of 37.10 seconds (along with the sub-ten king Asafa Powell, Usain St. Leo Bolt, and Michael Frater). The fastest human being, Usain Bolt rose to prominence after his exploits at the 2008 Olympiad in the Bird’s Nest stadium in Beijing, China.

The sprinting superstar set world records in the 100 and 200-meter races, as well as the 4x100 relay with teammates Carter, Powell, and Frater. After the 2008 Olympic exploits, Bolt declared that he just wanted to share the spotlight with his teammates who were an integral part of winning his third gold medal, and also beating the world record.

Bolt, the fastest human being in history has solely transformed the sports of track and field; he is the most sought after athlete at any large track and field event. The most decorated track athlete of all time announced his retirement after the recently concluded Olympiad held last summer in Brazil.

Will Lightning Bolt return for the 2020 Olympic?

However, Bolt's final race will be later this year at the London Athletics World Championship. His much anticipated final event had already started selling tickets as of early November 2016. The big question that everyone is now asking is: will he return one more time to reclaim his lost medal, and more in 2020?

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