Could Usain Bolt's Olympic Legacy Be Reinstated?

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On November 15, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) will hear an appeal from Jamaican Nesta Carter concerning a positive retest of his doping sample from the 2008 Olympics. They could potentially overturn the sprinter's disqualification from 2008 and return the Beijing Games' Olympic gold medal in the 4x100m relay to Jamaica.

Usain Bolt's track career is over, but if Carter is successful in his appeal then the world record holder for 100m and 200m would again be tied for the most gold medals in Olympic track and field history. With Carter's 2008 results nulled, Bolt's gold medal total stands at eight, one fewer than Carl Lewis and Paavo Nurmi. He was otherwise perfect in Olympic competition as a senior athlete, winning the 100m and 200m in 2008 and claiming triple gold in the 100m, 200m, and 4x100m in 2012 and 2016.

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced in January of this year that a retest of Carter's doping sample from the 2008 Olympic Games contained methylhexaneamine. The stimulant is currently included on the World Anti-Doping Agency's banned substance list, though it was not in 2008. Carter claims that he has never ingested the substance.

Bolt said earlier this year that he was "not sad" about giving up the medal, though was "waiting to see if Nesta is going to appeal," according to the Jamaica Observer.

The 2008 gold medal race produced a world record of 37.10 -- a mark that Bolt, Carter, Michael Frater, and Yohan Blake later improved to 36.84 at the 2012 London Games.

Matthew Centrowitz Moving To D.C., Still With Nike Oregon Project


Matthew Centrowitz announced on Instagram that he is still with the Nike Oregon Project, but has relocated back to the Washington, D.C. area. The 2016 Olympic champion in the 1500m attended Broadneck High School in Annapolis, Maryland. Upon graduation, he attended the University of Oregon and remained in Oregon for his professional career. 

All The Best Things That Happened In The NCAA This Weekend

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Three collegiate records highlighted NCAA action this weekend, as UTEP sophomore Michael Saruni, Texas Tech junior Vincent Crisp, and Georgia senior Keturah Orji set standards in their respective events.

Keturah Orji Breaks American, Collegiate Indoor Record For Triple Jump

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Georgia's Keturah Orji broke her own American and NCAA indoor records in the triple jump on Saturday with a leap of 14.53m/47-8 at the Clemson Invitational.

Katelyn Tuohy Shatters Mary Cain's National High School Record For 5K


North Rockland High School, New York, sophomore Katelyn Tuohy ran the fastest 5K ever for a high school girl — indoors or outdoors — today with her winning time of 15:37.12 at the VA Showcase in Lynchburg, Virginia.

Christian Coleman Crushes 60m World Record In His Season Opener


Today, in his first meet of the year, Christian Coleman set the bar for his season incredibly high and put the world on notice. 

Vincent Crisp Runs Fastest Collegiate Time Ever For 600 Yards

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Texas Tech junior Vincent Crisp posted the fastest indoor collegiate mark of all time over 600 yards on Friday. Competing at the Texas Tech Red Raider Invitational in Lubbock, Texas, Crisp ran 1:08.16 and held off TCU’s Derrick Mokaleng, who ran 1:08.18.

Michael Saruni Runs World-Best In Indoor 600m

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On Friday night, Michael Saruni continued his hot start to 2018. The UTEP sophomore ran a world-best time of 1:14.79 in the 600m at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Invitational in Albuquerque.  

Austin, Texas, Chasing History With Olympic Trials Bid


Austin, Texas, has hosted the NCAA track and field championships and currently stages one of the largest track meets of the calendar, the Texas Relays. The city has a robust road racing scene, bolstered by the presence of elite athletes and high-level training groups. But Austin has never hosted a USA track and field championship event — not for any distance on the roads, cross country or track and field. And certainly not the Olympic Trials. 

Justin Gatlin Switches Coaches After Investigation Uncovers Doping Scandal


Justin Gatlin has officially begun his career after Dennis Mitchell. Reuters reported on Friday that Gatlin is being coached by Brooks Johnson in Orlando, Florida. Gatlin fired Mitchell in December after Mitchell was implicated in a doping sting facilitated by the British newspaper the Daily Telegraph. 

Robert Kigen, Felix Kandie Headline Napoli City Half Marathon


Nobert Kigen and Felix Kandie of Kenya headline a men’s pro field aiming for a sub-60 minute performance at the fifth Napoli City Half Marathon in Naples, Italy.