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LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Trinidad and Tobago is set to receive its third Olympic gold medal, following the disqualification of Jamaica’s Beijing 2008 men’s 4×100 metres relay team. Keston Bledman, Marc Burns, Emmanuel Callender and Richard “Torpedo” Thompson are expected to be promoted from silver to gold, taking T&T’s all-time Olympic gold medal tally to three.

Jamaica’s DQ also means that Usain Bolt has lost one of his nine Olympic gold medals. 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 and Bolt were teammates on the winning 4×100-meter relay team, which also included Michael Frater and Asafa Powell.

“The Jamaican team is disqualified,” the IOC said in a statement. “… the corresponding medals, medalist pins and diplomas are withdrawn and shall be returned.”

The relay title in Beijing completed the first of Bolt’s three gold medal sweeps in the 100, 200 and relay at three straight Olympics.

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