Usain Bolt


Super Sprinter's Father Robbed

KINGSTON, Jamaica - A day after a rare defeat for sprinter Usain Bolt, his father suffered another kind of loss back home in Jamaica.Thieves broke into the pickup truck of 57-year-old Wellesley Bolt a...

Congrats Canada, On our Gold in -- Err -- Pride?

Well, another Olympiad has come and gone, and for the XXXth consecutive quadrennium, Canada somehow failed to top the medal count. But cheer up! Not only did we take home the most bronze per-capita (just in time for the coming penny shortage!), but the nation's editorial pages are practically brimming with encouraging sentiment about national pride and junk.

Not So Fast Usain Bolt

LONDON - Not so fast, Usain. You're not a "living legend" yet.That's the verdict of IOC President Jacques Rogge, who said Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt is an "icon" but needs to prove his greatness ove...

My Modest Olympic Proposal

The Olympics should feature unsuspecting citizens plucked from their normal jobs and forced to compete against similarly amateur athletes from around the world. It's simple to implement, and the benefits are practical for countries and entertaining for viewers.
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Bolt Does It Again!

LONDON - Usain Bolt won the 200 metres in 19.32 seconds Thursday night to become the first man with two Olympic titles at that distance.Bolt beat countryman Yohan Blake by .12 seconds, and Warren Weir...

When Jamaica Wins, It Means Sweet Revenge

In two days, three Jamaicans won medals in sprinting. These victories mean a lot more to the country than deciding who can run fastest while stripped down to underwear. There's a marvelous symbolism involved. Even, perhaps, revenge. For almost three hundred years Jamaica was more or less owned by the British and ruled from London.

Canadian Sprinter Eliminated

LONDON - Canada's Justyn Warner wasn't content to simply be a part of track and field's marquee event at the London Olympics.And the 24-year-old from Markham, Ont., won't be satisfied until he's in th...

10 Things I've Learned From Usain Bolt

It must be agonizing to be disqualified from a race before it begins because of a false start. Maybe at that level you should know better... but then again, maybe the rules should be designed to encourage true competition.