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Nesta Carter has been publicly identified as the Jamaican athlete who tested positive for banned drugs following a re-analysis of samples from the 2008 Olympics in Beijing ©Getty Images

The Jamaican Olympic Association (JOA) have officially confirmed that one of their athletes from Beijing 2008 has tested positive for banned performance-enhancing drugs following a re-analysis of the samples.

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Richard “Torpedo” Thompson steered his Road to Rio campaign back on track at the Atlanta Georgia Relays, in the United States, on Sunday.

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Nesta Carter, centre right, was a member of Jamaica's gold medal winning 4x100m team at the last two Olympic Games and past three World Championships, all alongside Usain Bolt ©Getty Images

Usain Bolt could stand to lose his 4×100 metres relay Olympic gold medal from Beijing 2008 after his team-mate Nesta Carter was identified as the high-profile Jamaican athlete to have tested positive following a re-analysis of their sample from the Games.

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Falcons Akeem Stewart was in a class of his own, yesterday when he picked up gold in the shot put at the Hampton International Games at the Hasel Crawford Stadium in Mucurapo.

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Photo: Trinidad and Tobago’s 2010 Olympic Games 4×100 metre team (from left) Marc Burns, Keston Bledman, Emmanuel Callender and Richard Thompson.

Trinidad and Tobago track star Richard “Torpedo” Thompson insisted that his thoughts are only on the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, even as speculation about a failed drug test by a Jamaican athlete and its possible repercussions have captivated athletics.

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Chanelle Young, Mikel Thomas and Rheeza Grant

Thomas lived in New York but moved to Kansas to train where he states he was less distracted. He was immersed in track and field, studying the science behind the discipline as well as executing the moves.

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