Bolt captures 200m in return

Jul 23, 2016

Bolt captures 200m in return

Usain Bolt looked in fine shape for the Olympics by winning his last race before Rio de Janeiro on his return from injury. Keni Harrison also looked more than ready for Brazil by breaking a 28-year record in the 100-meters hurdles in London on ...

Gay gets chance to recapture relay medal

Jul 12, 2016

Gay gets chance to recapture relay medal

Consider this a second chance for Tyson Gay. Maybe his last one, too. The 33-year-old sprinter was handed a spot on the U.S. Olympic track team as a relay runner Monday, more than two years after his doping positive cost the Americans their silver ...

Rivals still expect to see Bolt in Rio

Jul 3, 2016

Rivals still expect to see Bolt in Rio

It’s a sport built on speed, and at U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials on Saturday, sprinters wasted no time drawing conclusions about Usain Bolt’s summertime itinerary. The consensus: He’ll be in Rio. For the second straight day, the Jamaican sprinter’s hamstring was Topic ...

Bolt hurt in Jamaican trials

Jul 2, 2016

Bolt hurt in Jamaican trials

Usain Bolt’s Olympic quest is in doubt, after the sprint superstar left his country’s national championships with a hamstring injury shortly before he was going to run the 100-meter final. And that was just one part of a bizarre night at National Stadium. Bolt’s ...

Jul 1, 2016

Bolt begins bid for third 100-meter Olympic gold

Usain Bolt spent a few minutes on the grassy infield of National Stadium after his race Thursday night, putting himself through some very slow cool-down jogs. It was an easy end to an easy night. Officially beginning his quest for a third consecutive Olympic ...

Bolt clocks 9.88 seconds in Kingston win

Jun 12, 2016

Bolt clocks 9.88 seconds in Kingston win

Jamaica’s Usain Bolt shook off a “horrible start” to win the 100 meters at the Racers Grand Prix athletics meet in 9.88 seconds on Saturday, the second-fastest time in the world this year. “It wasn’t a perfect race, but the good thing was that ...

Cambridge dreaming of big future

Jun 4, 2016

Cambridge dreaming of big future

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Born to a Jamaican father and a Japanese mother, maybe sprinter Aska Cambridge has a slight edge genetically over most other runners in Japan. But that fact alone isn’t enough to make him an elite athlete. He needs to get physically stronger. In the ...

Jun 4, 2016

Jamaican sprinter Carter fails 2008 doping re-test

Jamaican Olympic sprint relay gold medalist Nesta Carter has returned a doping violation for a banned stimulant after the re-testing of 454 samples from the 2008 Games, two sources familiar with the case told Reuters. The Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA) said in a statement ...

Gatlin not concerned by Zika

Jun 3, 2016

Gatlin not concerned by Zika

Justin Gatlin is already on his way to Rio de Janeiro and he’s not concerned about the Zika virus. After winning the 100 meters at the Golden Gala meet in Rome on Thursday, Gatlin’s next event is a street race in Rio on Sunday. ...

Bolt adds another title on road to Rio

May 21, 2016

Bolt adds another title on road to Rio

Usain Bolt used his strong finish to win the 100 meters in 9.98 seconds at the Golden Spike meet on Friday. Bolt recovered from a slow start but pulled ahead in the second half of the race to breeze unchallenged to the victory. With ...

Bolt laments Beijing doping retest findings

May 19, 2016

Bolt laments Beijing doping retest findings

Usain Bolt called it “really bad news” for sport after the announcement that 31 athletes were caught doping in retests from the 2008 Beijing Olympics. “It’s rough. It’s rough in the sport,” the Jamaican great said Wednesday. “Something that’s been tarnishing the sport for ...

May 15, 2016

Bolt starts season with George Town 100-meter victory

World 100- and 200-meter record holder Usain Bolt of Jamaica opened his 2016 season Saturday with a 100-meter victory in 10.05 seconds at the Cayman Invitational. Making his first strides on the road to the Rio de Janeiro Olympics in August, Bolt crossed the ...