Carter may miss Beijing

Jamaican multiple relay gold medallist Nesta Carter might not be able to represent his country at the IAAF World Championships in Beijing due to administrative error. 

Carter recently replaced 2014 Commonwealth Games 100 metres champion Kemar Bailey-Cole, who was ruled out of the world championships with a torn hamstring.

According to the Observer Online, Carter was not initially entered by the Jamaica Administrative Athletics Association to compete in the 100 metres race which takes place in two days time and therefor may not compete.

Efforts are being made to try and get the situation sorted out by all concerned.

In other news, Jamaican sprint superstar Usain Bolt told media that he was sad that doping issues had taken centre stage ahead of the build-up to the world championships that start on Saturday.

"It's really taken centre stage," Bolt said of the doping issue. "All I've been hearing over the past couple of weeks is doping, doping, doping. The majority of questions are about doping, it's definitely sad."

Bolt added that he thought it was athletes’ responsibility to keep the sport clean.

"Initially I'm running for myself, that's what I do," he said. "People say I need to win for the sport, but there are a lot other athletes who are running clean. It's not only on me because I can't do it myself. 

"I think it's the responsibility of all the athletes to take it upon themselves to help save the sport and show the sport can go far, without drugs cheats or athletes who've taken drugs," he added.

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