Nesta Carter appeal before CAS Wednesday

Nesta Carter

Jamaica’s Nesta Carter, one of the fastest men in history, is set to appear before the Court of Arbitration for Sport on Wednesday hoping to have his sprint relay gold medal from the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, reinstated.

Carter filed the appeal at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) against the International Olympic Committee (IOC) regarding the decision issued by the IOC Disciplinary panel on January 25, 2017, in which he was found to have committed an anti-doping rule violation during the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games.

As a consequence, Carter and the other members of the Jamaican team from the Men’s 4x100m relay at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games were stripped of their medals.

The sprinter seeks to set aside the challenged decision in order for the Jamaican team to be reinstated as gold medallists.

When word of Carter’s ban became public in January, his lawyer said it was not unexpected but said they were optimistic about taking the matter to CAS.

“The ruling gives rise, we believe, to good grounds for appeal," Stuart Stimpson told 

"There wasn't due consideration to all the submissions that we would have made and the key points in it." 

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