Jamaican tests positive ‘but not Bolt’: media

A local newspaper said on Thursday that an "experienced" Jamaican runner was among 31 athletes from among a dozen countries whose re-tested A sample from the Beijing Games had shown the presence of a banned substance.

A file picture of Usain Bolt.   -  Reuters

Usain Bolt’s agent says the sprint star is not the Jamaican athlete whose re-tested sample from the 2008 Beijing Olympics has revealed a doping violation.

Local newspaper The Gleaner said on Thursday that an “experienced” Jamaican runner was among 31 athletes from among a dozen countries whose re-tested A sample from the Beijing Games had shown the presence of a banned substance.

The runner cannot be named pending the outcome of the B sample test. However Bolt’s agent denied to the French sports newspaper L’Equipe that the sprint king was the athlete involved.

The Gleaner said that “at least one (Jamaican) medal from the Beijing Olympics (is) now in jeopardy”.

The re-analysis of samples was carried out at the request of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), which is trying to crack down on doping ahead of the Rio Games in August.