The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has set November 15 as the date for the appeal of Jamaican sprinter Nesta Carter against his positive drug test from the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. On January 25, it was announced that Carter was retroactively disqualified from the Beijing Games after retests of his 2008 doping samples came back positive for the banned stimulant methyl-hexaneamine.
Carter however claimed that he had never ingested or taken a substance known as or containing methyl-hexaneamine," and later suggested that a retest of a 2008 sample in 2016 was "unduly late," according to the International Olympic Committee (IOC). The IOC can order to retest samples for up to 10 years after an Olympics, up from eight years in 2015.
Carter’s positive test meant Jamaica's 2008 Olympic 4x100m team which also consisted of Usain Bolt, Asafa Powell, Michael Frater and Dwight Thomas was stripped of its gold medal, since Carter ran on the team. Thomas ran in the preliminary round.