Olympics: Track and Field-Men's 200m-Final

Usain Bolt bewitched the Olympic Stadium as he became the first man to achieve a “double double,” successfully defending both the 100m and 200m titles at the London 2012 Games.

Usain Bolt Against Changes to Olympic Programme

Usain Bolt (REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett) By Kayon Raynor KINGSTON, Dec 17 (Reuters) – Six-time Olympic champion Usain Bolt said on Wednesday reports suggesting the 200m is among five athletics events at risk of being cut from the Olympic programme is “ridiculous” and must not happen. Bolt was responding to an article from Australia’s Fairfax Media which […]

Usain Bolt Ends 2014 Season Early

Usain Bolt (REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett) Aug 24 (Reuters) – World record holder and six-time Olympic champion Usain Bolt has decided to end his 2014 season and will not compete in the 100 meters in Thursday’s IAAF Diamond League Final in Zurich, organizers said on Sunday. The decision, which Bolt’s manager Ricky Simms confirmed to Reuters, came […]

Usain Bolt Breaks World Indoor 100m Record

Usain Bolt (REUTERS/Kacper Pempel) WARSAW, Aug 23 (Reuters) – Six-time Olympic champion Usain Bolt broke 10 seconds for the first time this season when he won a 100m race under a closed roof at the National Stadium in Warsaw on Saturday. The Jamaican clocked 9.98 seconds into a slight breeze at the Kamila Skolimowska Memorial […]

Usain Bolt Races on the Beach in Rio

Usain Bolt runs on Copacabana beach (REUTERS/Sergio Moraes) By Seth Rubinroit Usain Bolt ran his first 100m race of 2014, winning with a time of 10.06 seconds. The race took place on Sunday on Copacabana beach in Rio de Janiero. Bolt missed the beginning of the 2014 season while recovering from a foot injury. He returned […]

Usain Bolt Plans to Retire in 2017

Usain Bolt (REUTERS/Phil Noble) By Sam Holden GLASGOW, Aug 2 (Reuters) – Six-times Olympic champion Usain Bolt has repeated his intention to continue competing until the world championships in 2017 after winning relay gold at the Commonwealth Games on Saturday. The world’s fastest man had planned to retire after the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic […]

Usain Bolt Anchors Jamaica to 4x100m Title

Jamaica’s Usain Bolt at the 2014 Commonwealth Games (REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett) By Michael Hann GLASGOW, Aug 2 (Reuters) – Six-times Olympic champion Usain Bolt stole the show to give the Commonwealth Games the moment it had been waiting for by leading Jamaica to gold in the 4×100 metres relay on Saturday. After weeks of build-up, anticipation […]

Kemar Bailey-Cole Steps Out of Usain Bolt’s Shadow

Kemar Bailey-Cole (Andrew Winning/Reuters) By Michael Hann (Reuters) – Usain Bolt’s training partner Kemar Bailey-Cole took advantage of the Olympic champion’s absence to coolly grab 100 meters gold at the Commonwealth Games on Monday but Veronica Campbell Brown failed to seal a Jamaican double. With the six-time Olympic champion and world record holder Bolt only […]

Usain Bolt Chides Doping Officials Over Tyson Gay Ban

Usain Bolt (Robert Deutsch/USA TODAY Sports) By Kayon Raynor (Reuters) – Usain Bolt believes anti-doping officials have sent a “bad message to the sport,” after American sprinter Tyson Gay received only a one-year ban following a positive test for an anabolic steroid. “I’m not really happy with the situation and with how it was done,” […]

2014 Race Unlikely Between Usain Bolt and Justin Gatlin

Usain Bolt (Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports) (Reuters) – Usain Bolt will return to Rio de Janeiro next month to run a special 100 meters on the beach, he said on his website on Sunday, but the Jamaican world record holder is now unlikely to race against Justin Gatlin this year. The six times Olympic gold […]

2013 IAAF Track and Field World Championship: Usain Bolt wins 100m

As if there was any doubt, world Record holder, Usain Bolt (JAM), after being disqualified last time with a false start, gets it right today, beating Justin Gatlin (USA) by .08 seconds at 9.77.