Following a failed drug retest, the embattled Jamaican sprinter Nesta Carter has been given the go ahead to resume competing on the track.
The Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) recently made the disclosure after receiving clarification from the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) which revealed that the athlete was never suspended.
Last summer, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced that Carter was among 31 athletes that competed at the Beijing Olympics in 2008 who failed drug retests for banned substances.
Carter’s sample from the Beijing 2008 Olympics was found to contain the substance Methylhexaneamine during the IOC re-testing in 2016.
However, Methylhexanamine was added to the WADA prohibited list in 2010 as a stimulant.
Additionally, many dietary supplements contain Methylhexanamine, which goes by several names including: 1,3-dimethylamylamine (DMAA), dimethylpentylamine (DMP) 4-methylhexan-2-amine, Geranamine, and geranium oil, extract, or stems and leaves.
Jamaica’s 4x100m men’s team was recently instructed to return their medals following Carter’s failed drug retest.
Carter is currently scheduled to compete as part of the MVP 4 by 100 metres relay team at the Milo western relays on Saturday.
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