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The team of, from left to right, Asafa Powell, Nesta Carter, Usain Bolt and Michael Frater have all now returned their medals to the IOC ©Getty Images

Jamaican sprinter Nesta Carter has launched an appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) against the ruling that saw his country's 4x100 metres relay team, including Usain Bolt, stripped of their Beijing 2008 Olympic gold medal.

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Statement by the Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee, President Brian Lewis

The Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee (TTOC) has not at this time received any official communication from the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in respect of the Trinidad and Tobago Beijing 2008 Olympic Games Men’s 4 x 100m Relay Team.

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Trinidad and Tobago's Keston Bledman, Emmanuel Callender, Richard Thompson and Marc Burns will not automatically be promoted to the gold medal position at Beijing 2008 following the disquailifcation of Jamaica ©Getty Images

Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association President Warren Blake claims to be "surprised" by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) decision to strip the country's 4x100 metres relay team of their gold medal from Beijing 2008 after Nesta Carter failed a drugs test.

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ICSS chief executive Emanuel Macedo de Medeiros has said here today that anti-doping is not a priority for the newly-launched Sporting Integrity Global Alliance ©Getty Images

Anti-doping is not a priority for the newly-launched Sporting Integrity Global Alliance (SIGA), according to coalition coordinator Emanuel Macedo de Medeiros, despite rumours it could aid the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) bid to overhaul the global anti-doping system.

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Flashback… Former Prime Minister Patrick Manning and then sports minister Gary Hunt pose with members of the T&T 4x100 mens relay team during a welcome reception at Piarco International Airport in 2008. From left is Aaron Amstrong, Emmanuel Callender, Richard Thompson, Rondel Sorillo, Keston Bledman and Marc Burns.

It’s not official yet but going on past history, T&T is well poised to gain its third Olympic gold medal sometime in the very near future.

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As has been reported in the media, since 13 September the cyber espionage group “Fancy Bear” has been releasing batches of confidential athlete data regarding Therapeutic Use Exemptions (TUEs) on its website.

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