Unhappy Usain Bolt Willing to Help Finance Appeal Over 2008 Olympic Relay Gold

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Usain Bolt was "not pleased" to be forced into handing over his 2008 Olympic 4x100 metre relay gold medal, but did state he would help finance an appeal if necessary.

The Jamaican sprint superstar, along with team-mates Asafa Powell, Michael Frater, Dwight Thomas and Nesta Carter, saw their victory expunged from the records after Carter was found guilty of doping following re-analysis of a Beijing sample.

Carter raced in Jamaica's heat and the final as they broke the world record en route to gold in China.

His sample taken before the final was found to contain the banned substance methylhexaneamine.

Bolt does not believe the scandal will taint his legacy - with his Olympic gold tally reduced from nine to eight - and suggested he would aid any appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport, should the Jamaica Olympic Association decide on that course of action.

"It's rough that I have to give back one of my medals and I already gave it back because it was of course required by the IOC," Bolt told The Gleaner.

"I'm not happy about it but it's just one of those things that happen in life but I can't allow that to deter me from my focus this season, so I am focused but I am not pleased about the situation.

"I think I've still accomplished a lot, this hasn't changed what I have done throughout my career. I have worked hard and pushed and done things that no one has done before.

"I have won three gold medals over the 100m and 200m, which no one has ever done before.

"That [helping finance an appeal] is up to my management, there are a lot of variables so we will discuss that and see where we go from there, but if it's necessary [I will help]."