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Usain Bolt Forced To Give Back One Of His Gold Medals

Record-breaking sprinter Usain Bolt has been forced to give back one of his nine gold medals, stripping him of his "triple-triple" winning title.

The 30-year-old Jamaican athlete cleaned up at the last three Olympic Games, taking home the top prize in the 100m, 200m and 4 x 100m races in Beijing, London and Rio.

But Bolt's relay team-mate, Nesta Carter, has been found guilty of taking performance-enhancing drugs, losing the 2008 Jamaican team their gold medals.

Even more worryingly, Bolt could be forced to give back MORE of his gold medals, should any of Carter's later samples also test positive.

When asked about the controversy last summer, Bolt said it would be "heartbreaking" if Carter was found guilty.

"It's heartbreaking [the positive test] because over the years you've worked hard to accumulate gold medals and work hard to be a champion... but it's just one of those things," he said.

"Things happen in life, so when it's confirmed or whatever, if I need to give back my gold medal I'd have to give it back, it's not a problem for me."

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