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  • Jamaica sweep 6 sprint events with relay golds August 18, 2013

    Moscow: Usain Bolt is perfect again. With three gold medals in Moscow, the Jamaican great became the most successful athlete in the 30year history of the World Championships. The 4x100m relay gold on Sunday erased the memories of the 100m title he missed out on in South Korea two years ago...
  • Bolt and Blake share wild cards for world c'ships June 13, 2013

    Kingston: Usain Bolt will have to qualify for the 100 metres at this year's world championships after Jamaican officials decided the country's automatic entry into the race should go to his training partner Yohan Blake. But Bolt was given his country's wild card entry into the 200m after the Jamaica...
  • Bolt times 19.66 to take Diamond League 200m August 31, 2012

    Zurich: Usain Bolt and Yohan Blake both set Weltklasse meeting records despite rain and cold winds at the Diamond League event on Thursday. The hottest star attractions in athletics continued to fulfill their postLondon Olympics plan of dividing the glamor sprints between them and making fast times seem routine. Bolt playfully...
  • Go for Glory: Sprint double for Usain Bolt August 10, 2012

    CNNIBN's experts talk about the recordbreaking feat by the Jamaican sprinter after retaining the 200m title. ...
  • Usain Bolt defends 200m Olympic gold as well August 10, 2012

    London: Usain Bolt won the 200 meters in 19.32 seconds Thursday night to become the first man with two Olympic titles at that distance. Bolt beat countryman Yohan Blake by .12 seconds, and Warren Weir took third to make it a 123 sweep for Jamaica. The 25yearold Bolt won the 100 on...
  • Bolt still the favourite for 200m: Carl Lewis August 9, 2012

    Having set the track ablaze in the men's 100m sprint, Usain Bolt will once again be the favourite to clinch Thursday night's 200m dash, says ninetime Olympic gold medalist Carl Lewis. Talking exclusively to CNNIBN from London, the 51yearold American said the three runners from Jamaica Bolt, Yohan Blake and...
  • Usain Bolt eases into men's 200m Olympic final August 9, 2012

    London: Jamaican Usain Bolt hardly had to break sweat on Wednesday as he coasted into the men's 200 metres final where he will bid for an unprecedented Olympic sprint doubledouble. Bolt, 25, will be joined in Thursday's gold medal showdown by compatriots Warren Weir and his most likely title rival Yohan...
  • Forget winning 200m title, Bolt tells Blake August 8, 2012

    London: Twotime men's Olympic 100 metres champion Usain Bolt says he has told compatriot and training partner Yohan Blake not to think about winning the men's 200 metres later this week. The men's 200m got underway at the London 2012 Olympics with the heats on Tuesday, with both Jamaicans easily advancing...
  • Olympics: Usain Bolt breezes into 200m semis August 7, 2012

    London: Usain Bolt opened the defence of his Olympic 200metre title with a comfortable win in the opening round on Tuesday, easing up to a jog over the final 80 metres to finish in 20.39 seconds. The Jamaican, who won the 100 metres on Sunday night in an Olympicrecord 9.63 seconds,...
  • Franklin wins 200m backstroke in record time August 4, 2012

    London: American teenager Missy Franklin confirmed her arrival as the new queen of the pool when she broke the world record to win the 200 metres backstroke final on Friday and become the first triple gold medallist of the London Olympics. The 17yearold from Colorado led the fourlap race from start...
  • All eyes on Phelps ahead of 200m butterfly July 31, 2012

    London: ll eyes will be on the swimming pool later on Tuesday when Michael Phelps could make history by becoming the most decorated Olympian of all time and the first man to win the same event on three occasions. If he succeeds, however, his achievement faces being overshadowed by Chinese sensation...
  • Olympic Legends: Usain Bolt a sprinting phenom July 27, 2012

    Let's take a look at the sprinting journey of Jamaica's Usain Bolt, a triple gold medallist at the Beijing Olympics. ...
  • Jamaica to rename highway after Usain Bolt September 16, 2009

    Kingston: World's fastest man Usain Bolt returned home to a hero's welcome after a fantastic year in which he gave blistering performances at the World Athletics meet in Berlin. Calm and composed Bolt was met by Jamaica's former sports ministers and other sports administrators at the airport. Jamaica will also rename a...
  • Usain bolts to another record, bags 200m gold August 21, 2009

    Berlin: Usain Bolt extended his stunning domination in the sprints Thursday, adding the 200meter gold to his tally at the world championships with yet another world record. Gritting his teeth and pointing to the clock as soon as the record flashed, Bolt is now 5for5 in major sprint events, winning gold...
  • Usain Bolt bids for 200m gold with all eyes on record August 20, 2009

    Berlin: Jamaican Usain Bolt returns for an encore, this time in the 200 meters final, at the World Athletics Championships Thursday. The triple Olympic champion will be targeting his world record of 19.30 seconds on the sixth day of the championships. Bolt already has taken down his own 100 meters world mark,...
  • Phelps rebounds with world record in 200m butterfly July 30, 2009

    Rome: Now that's more like it. Michael Phelps bounced back from a stunning loss with something more familiar another world record Wednesday. One night after he was soundly beaten by Germany's Paul Biedermann, Phelps set a world record in the 200meter butterfly with a time of 1 minute, 51.51 seconds...
  • Jamaica's CampbellBrown wins 200m sprint August 22, 2008

    Beijing: Veronica CampbellBrown continued Jamaica's domination of the Olympic sprint events by retaining her 200m title here on Thursday. CampbellBrown's comfortable victory means Jamaica have won four golds, a silver and two bronzes in both the men's and women's 100m and 200m events, in a battle for supremacy with the muchvaunted...
  • Recordbreaking Bolt claims Olympic sprint double August 21, 2008

    Beijing: Jamaican Usain Bolt became the first man in 24 years to claim the Olympic sprint double on Wednesday when he won the 200m in recordbreaking style. Bolt set a new world record time of 19.30 seconds to bag a double last achieved by American Carl Lewis at the Los Angeles...
  • Americans yet to join in athletics gold rush August 19, 2008

    Beijing: Two US favourites failed in the final meters of their quest for Olympic gold on Tuesday, allowing the footloose Jamaicans to continue their domination at the Bird's Nest. Sanya Richards, premiering a fashionable track suit for her finest moment, could not produce her finishing kick, and lost a seemingly certain...
  • Usain Bolt cruises into 200m semifinals August 18, 2008

    Beijing: Jamaica's Usain Bolt, searching an elusive Olympic sprint double, cruised into the semifinals of the men's 200m here on Monday in another effortless display of sprinting. Bolt, who bettered his own world record when he won the 100m on Saturday, came off the bend well in front and eased off...
  • Bolt's double bid in top gear, Wariner and Merritt cruise August 18, 2008

    Beijing: Usain Bolt's bid to become the first athlete since Carl Lewis in 1984 to achieve the 100m200m Olympic double got off to a convincing start when the Jamaican reached the second round of the 200m on Monday. The 21yearold, who put on a world recordshattering 9.69sec display in Saturday's 100m...
  • Phelps breaks 200m free world record for third gold August 12, 2008

    Beijing: American swimming marvel Michael Phelps won his third gold medal at the Beijing Olympics with another world record swim in the 200 metres freestyle final on Tuesday. The 23yearold world champion smashed his own world record by 0.90sec in a time of one minute 42.96 seconds. It was his ninth Olympic...
  • Italy's Pellegrini breaks 200m freestyle world record August 11, 2008

    Beijing: Italy's Federica Pellegrini bounced back from bombing out on a medal in the 400 metres freestyle to smash the 200m freestyle world record in the evening heats at the Beijing Olympics on Monday. Pellegrini confirmed herself as the favourite for Wednesday's final when she shaved 0.07secs off the previous...
  • US sprinter Jenkins fails drug test August 25, 2006

    North Carolina: American sprinter LaTasha Jenkins has failed a drugs test, the Chicago Tribune said on Thursday. Her A sample from an incompetition test in late July was found to contain traces of the anabolic steroid nandrolone, the newspaper said, quoting unnamed sources. Jenkins, the 2001 world indoor 200 metres...