“The Jamaican sprinter Nesta Carter has filed an appeal at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) against the International Olympic Committee (IOC) regarding the decision issued by the IOC Disciplinary panel on 25 January 2017 in which he was found to have committed an anti-doping rule violation during the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. A consequence of such finding was the disqualification of Nesta Carter and the other members of the Jamaican team from the Men’s 4x100m relay at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games in which they had achieved the gold medal,” read the CAS statement. “Nesta Carter seeks to set aside the challenged decision in order for the Jamaican team to be reinstated as gold medallists.” APPEAL FILED Nesta Carter’s appeal against his disqualification from the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games for a anti-doping violation has officially been filed through the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS). The 31-year-old will in a few days be advised of a hearing date into the matter. CAS confirmed the development yesterday noting that the Jamaican was contesting the decision issued by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Disciplinary Panel on January 25, in which the sprinter was found to have committed a violation of anti-doping rules during the Beijing Games. Carter’s sample retroactively tested positive for the prohibited substance methylhexaneamine, resulting in him and Jamaica’s gold medal winning 4x100m relay team being disqualified and stripped of the medals won in the Chinese city. In a media release, CAS outlined that the arbitration procedure is now in progress and advised that the parties will exchange written submissions after which a panel of three arbitrators will be constituted. This panel will then issue directives regarding the holding of a hearing into the matter and then make a decision after its deliberations.
Kai Sotto leads Batang Gilas past Bahrain. Photo from fiba.basketballThe Philippines weathered an early storm and stumped Bahrain, 67-52, to advance to the semifinals of the Fiba Under 18 Asian Championship Thursday at Stadium 29 in Thailand.Batang Gilas, which remained undefeated after four games, also clinched a berth in the Fiba Under 19 World Cup for the first time since the first one in 1979.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold PLAY LIST 06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award READ: Philippines holds off China to stay perfect in Fiba U18Bahrain grabbed a 34-26 lead at the end of the first half after going on a blistering 21-0 run to close the second quarter.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’But the Filipinos stayed in the game and wrested the advantage for good, outscoring the Bahrainis 19-7 in the final period.READ: Ildefonso’s hot start helps Batang Gilas torch Lebanon Ayala backs national track athletes MOST READ After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs The Philippines twin towers of Kai Sotto and AJ Edu did much of the dirty work for the Batang Gilas. Sotto had 21 points, 10 rebounds, and three blocks while Edu finished with 16 points, 17 rebounds, two steals, and two blocks.Batang Gilas will face the victory between Australia and Japan to face in the semifinals.Rashed Awadh missed out on a double-double with 13 points and nine rebounds to lead Bahrain while Baqer Ali had 13 points and four steals.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Peza offers relief to ecozone firms ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ LATEST STORIES View comments