Sports Analyst Leighton Levy says Jamaican sprinter Nesta Carter could be facing a two to four year ban if it’s confirmed that he tested positive for a banned substance at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
Reports are that the ‘A’ sample of Carter, was found to contain the banned substance Methylhexanamine. The news comes after the retesting of 454 samples from the 2008 Games. There is no confirmation that Carter’s ‘B’ sample has also tested positive for the substance.
Levy says specifics of the case must be taken into account.
Mr. Levy says the possibility exists that Carter could be facing only a public reprimand if Methhex went on the World Anti Doping Agency, WADA banned substance list in 2009.
He is urging athletes to pay greater attention to the substances and supplements they ingest.
Several calls to Carter and his agent today went unanswered.
President of the Jamaica Olympics Association, Mike Fennell, told Nationwide News he expects to receive an official report from the world Governing body today.