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Bolt, Biles win Laureus Sportsperson of the year award

Monaco: Sprint king Usain Bolt pipped the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Le Bron James to win the ‘Sportsman of the Year’ trophy for the record-equalling fourth time while gymnast Simone Biles clinched the top honour in the women’s category at the Laureus World Awards here. They are the little and large of sport –

Bolt, Phelps exit leaves Olympic void

Rio de Janeiro:  Twin titans Usain Bolt and Michael Phelps have mined a trove of Olympic gold, changed the sporting landscape and left a huge hole that starts in Rio and goes around the world. International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach hailed the two superstars as “icons”. But he will leave the 31st Olympic Games

I am the greatest: Bolt

Rio de Janeiro:  Sprint legend Usain Bolt declared himself “the greatest” after signing off his Olympic career with a ninth gold medal. The 29-year-old ran an electrifying final leg to anchor Jamaica’s second straight Olympic men’s 4×100 metre relay victory here on Friday, reports Xinhua. The result gave Bolt his ninth Olympic gold medal and

It’s over – Bolt makes dreaded Olympic farewell

Rio de Janeiro:  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 with the public around the world. But after his 4x100m triumph

Bolt gets gold No. 9 with another runaway win

Rio de Janeiro:  Undefeated, uncatchable, unquestionably the best. Usain Bolt bid a blazing-fast farewell to the Rio de Janeiro Games and likely the Olympics altogether – yesterday night with yet another anchor leg for the ages. He turned a close 4×100 relay race against Japan and the United States into a never-a-doubt runaway, helping Jamaica

Bolt wins 200m title, takes second gold at Rio Olympics

Rio de Janeiro:  Usain Bolt won the men’s 200 metres title at a third consecutive Olympics with a dominant performance at the Rio Games here. The Jamaican legend registered a time of 19.78 seconds at the Oympic Stadium to clinch his second gold medal of the Rio Games here on Thursday. Bolt had earlier won

Bolt expects tougher battle in Olympic men’s 200m final

Rio de Janeiro: Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt admitted he will need to improve himself in order to break the world record in Thursday’s 200m final at the Rio Olympics. The seven-time Olympic champion qualified fastest in 19.78 seconds to edge out Canadian Andre de Grasse by two hundredths of a second on Wednesday, Xinhua news

Neymar, Bolt in fast lane in Rio

Rio De Janeiro: Brazilian icon Neymar entered the record books with the fastest goal in Olympic football history as Usain Bolt prepared to take another step closer to triple gold immortality. As Rio was hit by more embarrassment which saw the arrest of veteran sports administrator Patrick Hickey, it was left to the Games marquee

Bolt says tight schedule slowed down 100-meter sprinters

Rio de Janeiro: Usain Bolt rarely complains about going too fast. After the rushed road to Sunday night’s 100-meter final, he had to make an exception. Faced with a turnaround time of barely over an hour between the semifinal and final, Bolt had trouble gearing up to be at his best for the marquee event

‘Good v Evil’ again as Bolt, Gatlin ready for 100m duel

Rio de Janeiro: The battle to be crowned world’s fastest man takes centre stage at the Rio Olympics on Sunday with Usain Bolt facing another showdown with Justin Gatlin where the image of athletics on the line. Twelve months ago, when Bolt vanquished Gatlin in the World Championship 100m final, many suggested the Jamaican sprint

Bolt bids to smash 200m world record in his last Olympics

Rio de Janeiro: Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt aims to claim a new 100-200-4×100 triple win in Rio Olympics and will try to smash the 200-metre world record. Bolt on Monday insisted that he will put the finishing touches to his Olympic career in the Brazilian city, Efe news reported. “This is my last Olympics, for

Bolt invites favela kids to Rio base

Rio de Janeiro: Jamaican sprint star Usain Bolt took time off his Olympic training schedule to invite a group of underprivileged children to his team’s Rio training base. The visit only became public when Bolt posted a photo on Facebook on Tuesday in which he and dozens of children struck the sprinter’s trademark lightning bolt

Possibility of losing gold medal heartbreaking: Bolt

Kingston: Jamaican sprint superstar Usain Bolt on Monday said the possibility of losing a gold medal is “heartbreaking”, as his 4X100 metres relay team-mate Nesta Carter is said to have tested positive for a banned substance during the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Carter, who helped the 4×100 team to Olympic and world championship titles, is said