Jan 4, 2017

Coe backs 'bold' new athletics event

World athletics chief Sebastian Coe threw his support Wednesday behind a new team event spearheaded by Usain Bolt, saying the sport needed “brave, bold ideas” to stay relevant. Nine-time Olympic champion Bolt will headline the inaugural Nitro Athletics in Melbourne next month, captaining the ...

Dec 29, 2016

Bolt to focus on 100 meters in final season

Jamaican track superstar Usain Bolt plans to concentrate on the 100 meters in the 2017 season, which will bring the curtain down on a glorious career in which he has captured nine Olympic gold medals. “Right now, it’s my last season and I have ...

Bolt adjusting training regimen in final season

Nov 29, 2016

Bolt adjusting training regimen in final season

Nine-time Olympic champion Usain Bolt dedicated what is set to be his last track season to his fans, with the Jamaican sprint star saying his training regimen was now “more relaxed.” However, the 30-year-old insisted Monday that his will to win was undimmed. “It’s ...

Nov 14, 2016

Japan to join Bolt for Australian track meet

China, Japan and England on Monday signed on for an innovative team athletics event in Melbourne in which sprint superstar Usain Bolt will make his first Australian appearance. Nine-time Olympic champion Bolt launched the inaugural Nitro Athletics and will captain the ‘Bolt All-Stars’ in ...

Sep 14, 2016

Bolt leaves door open for 2017 world sprint double

Usain Bolt has left the door open to running in both the 100 and 200 meters at next year’s world championships, where he said he will be more focused on protecting his legacy than topping his world records. The Jamaican, who last month drew ...

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 ...

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 ...