Trinidad and Tobago’s (T&T) 4×100 Olympic team are a step closer to collecting the gold medals they won at the 2008 Olympic Games after Jamaica, who won the event at the time, were disqualified courtesy of an adverse analytic finding to Nesta Carter, their first-leg runner.

President of the Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee, Bryan Lewis, explained earlier this week that the team had turned in their silver medals, a pre-requisite for receiving their gold medals.

“We had a deadline of the seventh (of January) and we’re just finalising and dotting our Is and crossing our Ts in terms of the process, so what I can tell you is that I can confirm we have received medals and what we have received we have FedExed to the IOC in accord with their deadline,” Lewis had said.

There had been some concerns that the TTOC had been experiencing delays in recovering the silver medals but Lewis has put those issues to bed.

“As far as I am concerned, all is going smoothly. The athletes concerned are all fully co-operative and the TTOC is working and is respectful of the athletes’ rights and responsibilities to give full thought and discussion as to how they want to receive the reallocation of the medals. The TTOC is being guided and in accord with the IOC guidelines and policies as it relates to the reallocation process.”

Source: Paul-Andre Walker