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Kingston (dpa) - Sprint superstar Usain Bolt may lose his team relay gold medal from the 2008 Olympic Games as his Jamaician teammate Nesta Carter submitted a positive B-sample, according to a local report.

The Jamaica Gleaner dailyreported late Thursday that Carter‘s B-sample following the 4x100m relay had tested positive for the banned substance methylhexanamine.

Bolt and Carter teamed up with Michael Frater and Asafa Powell to take the 4x100m gold in Beijing. But Gleaner said the six-time Olympic champion Bolt might see his relay gold get stripped because of Carter‘s case.

Carter also won relay gold with Jamaica at the 2012 Olympics and the 2011, 2013 and 2015 athletics world championships. He now faces an 18-month suspension, which would likely take him out of the 2016 Rio Games.

The sprinter did not make a comment to Gleaner.

The paper said Carter was among the 32 athletes whose delayed doping samples from Beijing tested positive. The International Olympic Committee ordered the tests after new analysis methods were developed.

The names of the 32 athletes have yet to be announced.

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