Aug 16, 2014

Bolt plans to run until 2017 season

Sprint superstar Usain Bolt revealed Friday that he will put back his planned retirement until 2017 at the request of his sponsors. The six-time Olympic gold medalist and 100-meter and 200-meter world record holder had intended to retire after the 2016 Rio Olympics, but ...

Curtain closes on 20th Commonwealth Games

Aug 4, 2014

Curtain closes on 20th Commonwealth Games

They traveled in search of recognition, knowing they were unlikely to return with medals. At the Olympics, Norfolk Islanders must settle with being part of Australia’s vast team. But the Commonwealth Games, which end Sunday night, offered the tiny south Pacific outpost a platform ...

Bolt anchors Jamaica to gold in 4x100m relay

Aug 3, 2014

Bolt anchors Jamaica to gold in 4x100m relay

On a wet track following torrential rain, Usain Bolt gave the Commonwealth Games a display of showmanship and speed as he anchored Jamaica’s 4×100-meter relay team to gold and glory on Saturday. Jamaica raced ahead of England in a games-record 37.58 seconds as the ...

Bolt races back into spotlight

Aug 2, 2014

Bolt races back into spotlight

If Scots were offended by Usain Bolt they didn’t show it on Friday as the Jamaican sprint star made his Commonwealth Games debut. Despite a newspaper claiming that he was disparaging about Glasgow, Bolt’s introduction to a 40,000-plus crowd at Hampden Park was greeted ...

Mar 29, 2014

Injured Bolt out until mid-June

Jamaican sprint king Usain Bolt, who has suffered a foot injury, will not race again until mid-June at the Ostrava meeting in the Czech Republic. “At the moment, we have confirmed the presence of Usain at Ostrava, Paris and Malmo. We will announce other ...

Kiryu reflects on special year

Dec 4, 2013

Kiryu reflects on special year

by Kaz Nagatsuka

It feels like track phenom Yoshihide Kiryu has been in the spotlight longer than he has been. But his breakout year was 2013, which is, of course, this year. Yes, it was only seven months ago that many first heard this teenager’s name. Kiryu, ...

Bolt coasts through 200m heat at worlds

Aug 17, 2013

Bolt coasts through 200m heat at worlds

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 ...

Jul 25, 2013

Track superstar Bolt says he's always been clean

Six-time Olympic champion Usain Bolt insisted he was a “clean” athlete and that fans could trust him despite recent failed drugs test by the Jamaican’s sprint rivals, Asafa Powell and Tyson Gay. “I was made to inspire people,” Bolt told a news conference on ...