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Underdog’ Bolt ready to fire in 100m defence

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Jamaican sprint legend Usain Bolt labelled himself the underdog as he seeks to round off his glittering individual track career with the defence of his world 100m title this week. “That’s what I keep reading and what my team keeps telling me, so I’ve got …

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Bolt headlines Jamaica’s World Championship team

Kingston, Jamaica | AFP | Sprint superstar Usain Bolt is one of three Rio Olympic gold medalists leading a 59-strong Jamaican team named Monday for next month’s athletics World Championships in London. Bolt has said he intends to run the 100m and the 4x100m relay at the worlds, his final event …

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Bolt goes sub-10sec in Monaco 100m

Monaco, Principality of Monaco | AFP |  Jamaican sprint superstar Usain Bolt ran a season’s best of 9.95 seconds to win the 100m at Friday’s Diamond League in Monaco. In his second appearance in Europe in his farewell season, Bolt produced a trademark strong second segment to beat out American …

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Bolt loses gold as IOC strip Jamaica of 2008 relay win

Lausanne, Switzerland | AFP | Usain Bolt lost one of his nine Olympic gold medals Wednesday when the International Olympic Committee stripped Jamaica of their 4x100m relay win at the 2008 Beijing Games after a teammate was caught doping. The decision which follows the re-testing of hundreds of samples from …

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Year 2016: AFP Sports quotes of the year

Paris, France | AFP | ATHLETICS “There you go. I’m the greatest.” – Usain Bolt on securing his ‘triple triple’ of 100m, 200m and 4x100m relay golds at the Rio Olympics “I have to make a new bucket list now. I’ve achieved all I wanted to in track and field.” …

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YEAR 2016: Bolt, Phelps cap era of excellence

Los Angeles, United States | AFP | Usain Bolt and Michael Phelps towered over the 2016 Rio Games, capping an era of sustained excellence that promises to reverberate through the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and beyond. From Beijing in 2008 through London 2012 and, finally, in Rio, Bolt and Phelps captivated …

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Bolt wins unprecedented sixth Athlete of Year award

Monaco, Principality of Monaco | AFP | Sprint king Usain Bolt won an unprecedented sixth IAAF male Athlete of the Year award on Friday, Ethiopian Almaz Ayana picking up the female award after her record-setting 10,000m gold in Rio. “I live for the moments I walk into the stadium,” said …

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It’s over – Bolt makes dreaded Olympic farewell

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil | AFP |    The Olympics is going to miss the Lightning Bolt pose that has lit up the last three Games at a time when athletics desperately needs a hero.   When Usain Bolt crosses the finish line and starts pounding his chest, it resonates …

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Brilliant Bolt storms to third 200 gold

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil | AFP | Usain Bolt wrote another chapter of improbable Olympic history with a third consecutive 200m crown on Thursday as Ashton Eaton led an American gold rush by clinching back-to-back decathlon titles. Bolt, who just days earlier had become the first man in history to …

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