Usain Bolt

  • Usain Bolt hails Bale's Spanish Cup final stunner 18-04-2014 03:43 PM

    Olympic champion Usain Bolt has hailed Gareth Bale's brilliant winner for Real Madrid in Wednesday's King's Cup final against Barcelona, saying it was the kind of goal any sprinter would be proud of. Wales winger Bale picked up the ball wide on the left on the halfway line five minutes...
  • Usain Bolt, Cristiano Ronaldo fighting for Laureus World Sports Awards 22-02-2014 10:03 AM

    London: Jamaican sprint star Usain Bolt, Rafael Nadal, Cristiano Ronaldo, Sebastian Vettel are among the top favourites to win the Laureus World Sportsman of the Year Award, to be announced in Kuala Lumpur on March 26. The list of contenders also includes Argentine footballer Lionel Messi, NBA player LeBron James,...
  • Bolt set to light up Paris Diamond League again 21-01-2014 08:19 AM

    World and Olympic champion Usain Bolt will be the main attraction during July's Paris Diamond League meeting, organisers said on Monday. Bolt won the 200 metres last year at Stade de France, one month before increasing his world titles haul to eight at the Moscow championships where he clinched the...
  • Usain Bolt to run in the Golden Spike in June 16-01-2014 02:31 PM

    Prague: Usain Bolt has confirmed his intention to compete again at the Golden Spike in Ostrava in June, organisers have said. The Jamaican great, however, says he is still undecided whether to run the 100 metres or 200 metres on June 17. Bolt had said earlier that his goal for...
  • Orissa sprinter Amiya Mallick to train under Usain Bolt's coach 07-01-2014 12:05 AM

    Mumbai: Orissa sprinter Amiya Mallick, who won the men's 200m in National Open Athletics Championships at Ranchi last September, is set to train under Jamaican sprint king Usain Bolt's coach Glen Mills with an aim to make it to the Indian squad for two major meets later this year. "In...
  • Athletics will never be drug free: Michael Johnson 12-12-2013 12:02 PM

    Doha: Athletics will never be free of drug cheats and, without the Olympics, the sport would be dead, America's four-time Olympic champion Michael Johnson said here. "Athletics has a zero tolerance policy with drugs and, in a way, we have kind of suffered because of that," said Johnson while addressing...
  • Meet the 14-year-old Australian who runs faster than Usain Bolt 12-12-2013 10:14 AM

    Melbourne: Fourteen-year-old Australia schoolboy James Gallaugher has entered record books by upstaging Usain Bolt's 200-metre record when the Jamaican was 14. Gallaugher, who originally hails from thew NSW southcoast, ran 200m in 21.73 seconds this weekend, which not only is a record for his age group but is also about...
  • Usain Bolt may reconsider plans to retire after 2016 Olympics 18-11-2013 11:45 AM

    Monaco: Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt may ditch plans to retire from the track after the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. The World and Olympic champion said there is a possibility that he would compete at the 2017 World Championships in London, making a return to the track he set...
  • Usain Bolt and Fraser-Pryce win 2013 World Athlete awards 17-11-2013 11:52 AM

    Jamaican sprinters Usain Bolt and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce were crowned male and female World Athletes of the Year for 2013 by the sport's governing IAAF at a ceremony in Monaco on Saturday. Bolt won gold in the 100 metres, 200 and 4x100 relay at the Moscow worlds in August to take...
  • Usain Bolt says Jamaican doping issues costing him money 17-11-2013 10:42 AM

    Olympic sprint champion Usain Bolt said on Saturday that controversy over Jamaica's anti-doping programme is scaring off potential sponsors and costing him money. "There is a lot going on with this drug thing that I really feel they need to be clear [about] and clarify because now it is causing...
  • Usain Bolt shortlisted for Athlete of the Year award 04-11-2013 11:25 PM

    Usain Bolt, the world's fastest man, joined world high jump champion Bohdan Bondarenko and double Olympic and world 10,000 and 5,000 metres champion Mo Farah on the shortlist for the male Athlete of the Year award announced on Monday. Bolt, who has won the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF)...
  • Usain Bolt wants to be professional footballer 15-10-2013 11:05 AM

    New Delhi: He may have won six Olympic gold medals and eight World Championships becoming the fastest man on earth but legendary Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt as a child dreamt of becoming a Test cricket sensation. And once he hangs up his running shoes, Bolt wants to become a professional...
  • Bolt to race 100 metres on major Buenos Aires avenue 02-10-2013 09:00 AM

    Buenos Aires: Olympic champion Usain Bolt will run a 100 metres exhibition race on a track laid down on the iconic 9 de Julio Avenue in central Buenos Aires in December, local media reported on Tuesday. The Jamaican world sprint champion, winner of six Olympic gold medals from the 2008...
  • Usain Bolt signs 10 million dollar deal to stay with Puma 24-09-2013 10:04 PM

    London: Olympic sprint champion Usain Bolt will earn an estimated $10 million a year in a sponsorship deal with German sportswear company Puma that will take him to the end of his career. The Jamaican, the highest earner in his sport, will remain with Puma until after the 2016 Olympics...
  • May continue until 2017 worlds, says Usain Bolt 20-09-2013 08:18 AM

    London: Usain Bolt, the world's fastest man, may continue competing until the 2017 world championships in London, the Jamaican told the BBC on Thursday. The six-times Olympic champion had previously always said he planned to quit after the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games. "I wanted to retire after Rio but...
  • Usain Bolt shines again in Brussels Diamond League 07-09-2013 08:41 AM

    Brussels: World and Olympic champion Usain Bolt powered away late in the race to win the 100 metres in 9.8 seconds at the season-closing Diamond League meeting in Brussels on Friday. Bolt, who won 100, 200 and 4x100 relay golds at last month's world championships was one of several Moscow...
  • Usain Bolt targets 200 record next year, retirement after Rio 04-09-2013 09:11 PM

    Brussels: Usain Bolt has made breaking his 200metres world record the target for 2014 and reiterated his plan to retire after the 2016 Rio Games having achieved the unthinkable hat-trick of Olympic sprint doubles "As long as I stay injury free next season you'll see me attempting a few times...
  • Usain Bolt wins 100 metres in Zurich Diamond League 30-08-2013 08:46 AM

    Zurich: Olympic and world champion Usain Bolt outsprinted fellow Jamaican Nickel Ashmeade and American Justin Gatlin to win the 100 metres at the Zurich Diamond League meeting on Thursday. Bolt, running into a slight headwind, made his customary sluggish start before accelerating away from the field to win in 9.90...
  • Usain Bolt not worried about failure at 2016 Olympics 28-08-2013 06:42 PM

    Zurich: Usain Bolt is not worried about tarnishing his career by failing to retain his 100 and 200 metres Olympic titles in Rio de Janeiro in three years' time. "In life you don't always get what you want," the Jamaican told Reuters television after visiting FIFA president Sepp Blatter at...
  • Usain Bolt to run in Zurich Diamond League 27-08-2013 10:38 AM

    Zurich: Sprint legend Usain Bolt is among six Jamaicans confirmed for the Diamond League meeting in Zurich on Thursday. Bolt will compete in the men's 100 metres, his first race since the Moscow World Championships, reports CMC. The six-time Olympic champion stole the spotlight at the Moscow World Championships by...
  • Bolt rates Moscow World championships at 7 in 10 19-08-2013 02:31 PM

    Moscow: Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt rated the just-concluded Athletics World Championships at seven on a ten-point scale, citing unfamiliar blocks and unexciting food as the negatives. Following the men's 100m, 200m and 4x100m relay victories, Bolt finished the championships with three gold medals. By Sunday evening, he has won a...
  • It's official: Usain Bolt is the best athlete in the world 18-08-2013 10:20 PM

    Moscow: Usain Bolt, already enshrined as one of the greatest Olympians of all time, became the most successful athlete in world championship history when he anchored Jamaica to victory in the 4x100 metres relay on Sunday. Bolt followed up the 100 and 200m double with his third gold in the...
  • Jamaica sweep 6 sprint events with relay golds 18-08-2013 09:38 PM

    Moscow: Usain Bolt is perfect again. With three gold medals in Moscow, the Jamaican great became the most successful athlete in the 30-year 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...
  • Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce gets triple gold in 4x100 relay 18-08-2013 08:19 PM

    Moscow: Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce became the first woman in world championships history to sweep the sprint events when she anchored Jamaica to gold in the 4x100-meter relay final on Sunday. Fraser-Pryce, the 100 and 200 champion, got the baton with a big lead already. But, with her pink hair extensions slapping...
  • Bolt helps Jamaica win Men's 4x100m relay at World C'ships 18-08-2013 08:17 PM

    Moscow: Usain Bolt is, yet again, perfect. And with three gold medals in Moscow, the Jamaican great became the most successful athlete in the 30-year history of the world championships. The 4x100-meter relay gold on Sunday erased the memories of the 100 title he missed out on in South Korea...
  • Bolt needs a worthy challenge to remain top draw 18-08-2013 11:46 AM

    Moscow: Usain Bolt is undoubtedly the biggest name in world sport but unless someone emerges who is able to realistically challenge his hegemony then even the majestic Jamaican might begin to lose some of his stardust. Bolt completed another sprint double when he added the world 200 metres title to...
  • Bolt clinches 2nd gold at World Championships, wins 200m 17-08-2013 10:00 PM

    Moscow: When Usain Bolt means business, he is still all alone out there. Bolt coasted to his third straight 200-meter world title on Saturday with the race basically wrapped up as soon as he entered the finishing straight. Jamaican team-mate Warren Weir never got close to Bolt's world leading time...
  • Usain Bolt back in search of 200 metres hat-trick 17-08-2013 09:27 AM

    Moscow: Usain Bolt returns to centre stage on Saturday and it seems only a catastrophic injury can prevent the Jamaican world record holder from securing a third successive world 200m title and completing another brilliant sprint double. Bolt leads a fearsome Jamaican trio in the final (1605GMT) as they seek...
  • Usain Bolt breezes into 200 final at World Championships 16-08-2013 11:40 PM

    Moscow: Running on a taped and tender right foot, Usain Bolt coasted into the 200-meter final and set himself up for a second gold medal at the world championships. With only two assured qualification spots from his heat, the 100-meter champion switched into a higher gear at the end of...
  • Usain Bolt breezes through 200 heat at World Championships 16-08-2013 01:28 PM

    Moscow: Usain Bolt took it easy Friday on his way to another three gold medals at the world championships, breezing through the heats of the 200 meters to set him up for No. 2. The 100 champion eased up with 60 meters to go, looked left and right, and when...