Track and Field legend Usain Bolt is not happy with the IOC’s decision to disqualify him and his teammates for Nesta Carter’s failed reviewed drug test from the 2008 Olympics.
Bolt is also said to be willing to contribute to the overall financial cost of taking the matter to the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS), even as Nesta Carter’s attorneys are still assessing if there is enough basis for a successful appeal.
“It’s rough that I have to give back one of my medals, and I already gave it back because it was, of course, required by the IOC,” Bolt said hen asked on the matter.
“I’m not happy about it, but it’s just one of those things that happen in life.”
Usain Bolt also opened up about appealing the decision.
“That’s up to my management. There are a lot of variables, so we will discuss that and see where we go from there, but if it’s necessary (I will help).”
The total cost of the appeal would be around $13 Million.
Usain Bolt and three other teammates were disqualified in January due to Nesta Carter testing positive for a banned substance when his sample from the Beijing Olympics in 2008 was reviewed.