Aug 22, 2016

Memorable quotes from Rio Games

Ten quotes from the 2016 Rio Olympics: “There you go. I’m the greatest.” – Usain Bolt on securing his “triple-triple” of 100 meters, 200m and 4x100m relay golds. “This is how I wanted to finish my career. I’ve lived a dream come true. Being ...

Poetic reflections on the Rio Games

Aug 22, 2016

Poetic reflections on the Rio Games

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The flame goes out to close this show In which the bar was set real low, With Zika and a toxic bay That doubles as a vast bidet, Recession pounding one and all, A president against the wall, Budget crises that go back years, ...

Bolt celebrates by throwing javelin

Aug 20, 2016

Bolt celebrates by throwing javelin

How did Usain Bolt celebrate winning a ninth Olympic gold medal? He went into a darkened Olympic Stadium, surrounded by volunteers — and started throwing a javelin. Really. After his news conference ended in the wee hours of Saturday morning following Jamaica’s triumph in ...

Bolt blasts to third straight Olympic gold in 200 meters

Aug 19, 2016

Bolt blasts to third straight Olympic gold in 200 meters

Usain Bolt won a third successive Olympic 200-meter gold medal on Thursday night to keep his hopes of an unprecendented “triple-triple” alive and deliver a perfect tonic to the doping-tainted world of track and field. The victory in his favored event was Bolt’s 13th ...

McLeod races to gold in 110 hurdles

Aug 17, 2016

McLeod races to gold in 110 hurdles

There’s one Jamaican who thinks he can beat Usain Bolt on the straightaway. A few minor details: Add 10 meters and 10 hurdles. Omar McLeod picked up a gold medal in the Olympic 110-meter hurdles Tuesday night to add to his country’s haul in ...

JFK airport stampede reflects twitchiness over terror attacks

Aug 16, 2016

JFK airport stampede reflects twitchiness over terror attacks

Did boisterous celebrations over an Olympic victory by the world’s fastest man lead to a false alarm about gunfire and a panicked evacuation of Kennedy Airport? That’s one of the possibilities police were exploring Monday as they reviewed security camera footage and interview witnesses ...

Boos rain down during bittersweet night for Gatlin

Aug 15, 2016

Boos rain down during bittersweet night for Gatlin

Losing is one thing. Justin Gatlin didn’t expect he’d get booed at the Olympic 100-meter final, too. “We all have respect for each other,” the American sprinter said of his fellow competitors. “I’d like to see everyone have respect in the audience, as well.” ...