Trinidad and Tobago's 2008 silver medal 4x100m team, is set receive gold after the International Olympic Committee today disqualified Jamaica's winning team due to Nesta Carter testing positive for a banned substance.
Carter was listed last year as one of several athletes who had tested positive for the substance, but the decision to strip Jamaica of the gold medal was confirmed by the International Olympics Committee Wednesday morning.
Sweden ended Brazil's women's dreams of a first Olympic football gold medal on Tuesday with a 4-3 penalty shoot-out win to book their place in the gold medal match.
Cristiane, the Olympics' all-time top scorer, and Andressa saw spot-kicks saved by Hedvig Lindahl after neither side could score a goal in 120 minutes.
Lisa Dahlkvist converted the winning penalty to secure a place in the final and Sweden's first women's football Olympic medal.
Sweden had previously knocked out world powerhouse the USA prior to this game.
Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar has wished this country's Olympic team the best in their endeavours at the Rio games.
The Opposition leader says sport is essential to national development.
The following is the Opposition Leader's statement.
"As the national Olympic Team gets set to compete in this year’s Games in Rio, I offer my best wishes to all our athletes.
Trinidad and Tobago's 2008 Olympic 4x100 metre team could be awarded the gold medal for the event, after placing second at the Bird Nest Stadium in Beijing.
The Gleaner Newspaper in Jamaica is now reporting that Jamaican Nesta Carter, who was part of Jamaica's gold medal team, has been identified as one of 32 athletes who failed a retrospective drugs test.
That now puts Jamaica's gold medal in jeopardy.
The Gleaner said a retest of Carter`s `A` sample from the Beijing Games had found traces of the banned stimulant Methylexaneamine.