Usain Bolt http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/27550/all en Athletics-Bolt eyes three golds at world championships http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/athletics-bolt-eyes-three-golds-at-world-championships <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Jan 23 (Reuters) - Triple London Olympic champion Usain Bolt is injury free and eyeing three gold medals at this year's world championships in Moscow in August.</p> <p>As part of his preparations, the Jamaican 100 and 200 metres world record holder will run the longer sprint at the Bislett Games Diamond League meeting in Oslo on June 13.</p> <p>"The aim for 2013 is the IAAF World Championships in Moscow in August. My goal is to win three gold medals and repeat my Olympic Games success," Bolt said in a news release on Wednesday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/athletics-bolt-eyes-three-golds-at-world-championships" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Athletics Entertainment Sports Usain Bolt Usain Bolt Thomson Reuters Wed, 23 Jan 2013 19:45:04 +0000 5738467 at http://www.globalpost.com Athletics-Bolt beaten in season opener http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130209/athletics-bolt-beaten-season-opener <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Kayon Raynor</p> <p>KINGSTON, Feb 9 (Reuters) - Jamaican Olympic sprint champion Usain Bolt was beaten in his first race of the 2013 season on Saturday, finishing third in a low-key 400 metre event in his hometown of Kingston.</p> <p>The triple gold medallist from both the 2008 Beijing and 2012 London Olympics easily won his heat in 46.71 seconds at the Camperdown Classic.</p> <p>But he had to settle for third place overall after his teammates Warren Weir and Yohan Blake both posted faster times in their heats.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130209/athletics-bolt-beaten-season-opener" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Athletics Sports Usain Bolt Thomson Reuters Sun, 10 Feb 2013 00:30:26 +0000 5751444 at http://www.globalpost.com Athletics: Bolt opens season with solid 400m http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130209/athletics-bolt-opens-season-solid-400m <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Jamaican sprint hero Usain Bolt won his 400-metre heat while Yohan Blake was beaten by Warren Weir on Saturday as the athletes opened their 2013 season at the Camperdown Classic.</p> <p>Weir, the 200m bronze medallist at the London Olympics last year, emerged with the meet's overall 400m title with a time of 46.21sec.</p> <p>Blake, the double Olympic sprint silver medallist, was second, clocking 46.64 in the same heat.</p> <p>In an earlier heat, Bolt trailed Riker Hylton -- a genuine quarter-miler -- into the last 40m but won the heat in 46.71.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130209/athletics-bolt-opens-season-solid-400m" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Athletics Running Usain Bolt Usain Bolt AFP Sun, 10 Feb 2013 00:45:40 +0000 5751450 at http://www.globalpost.com Athletics: Bolt opens season with solid 400m http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130209/athletics-bolt-opens-season-solid-400m-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Jamaican sprint hero Usain Bolt won his 400-metre heat while Yohan Blake was beaten by Warren Weir on Saturday as the athletes opened their 2013 season at the Camperdown Classic.</p> <p>Weir, the 200m bronze medallist at the London Olympics last year, emerged with the meet's overall 400m title with a time of 46.23sec.</p> <p>Blake, the double Olympic sprint silver medallist, clocked 46.77 in the same heat.</p> <p>In an earlier heat, Bolt trailed Riker Hylton -- a genuine quarter-miler -- into the last 40m but won the heat in 46.74.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130209/athletics-bolt-opens-season-solid-400m-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Athletics Running Usain Bolt Usain Bolt AFP Sun, 10 Feb 2013 01:15:31 +0000 5751457 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Athletics-Bolt beaten in season opener http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130209/update-1-athletics-bolt-beaten-season-opener <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Adds quotes)</p> <p>By Kayon Raynor</p> <p>KINGSTON, Feb 9 (Reuters) - Jamaican Olympic sprint champion Usain Bolt was beaten in his first race of the 2013 season on Saturday, finishing third in a low-key 400 metre event in his hometown of Kingston.</p> <p>The triple gold medallist from both the 2008 Beijing and 2012 London Olympics easily won his heat in 46.71 seconds at the Camperdown Classic.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130209/update-1-athletics-bolt-beaten-season-opener" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Athletics Sports Usain Bolt Thomson Reuters Sun, 10 Feb 2013 03:15:31 +0000 5751467 at http://www.globalpost.com Athletics-Bolt excited about appearing at NBA All-Star weekend http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130209/athletics-bolt-excited-about-appearing-at-nba-all-star-weekend <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Kayon Raynor</p> <p>KINGSTON, Feb 9 (Reuters) - The world's best basketballers have little hope of catching him in a race up the court and now Jamaican Olympic sprint champion Usain Bolt is getting to ready to show them he can jump as well when he appears at the NBA's All-Star weekend in Houston.</p> <p>Bolt was invited to play in the Celebrity Game, featuring a mixture of well-known people from all walks of life, including some former NBA players at the showcase weekend from Feb. 15-17.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130209/athletics-bolt-excited-about-appearing-at-nba-all-star-weekend" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Human Interest Sports Usain Bolt Usain Bolt Thomson Reuters Sun, 10 Feb 2013 03:30:11 +0000 5751483 at http://www.globalpost.com NBA-Now a basketball player? You must be Usain http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130215/nba-now-basketball-player-you-must-be-usain <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Steve Ginsburg</p> <p>HOUSTON, Feb 15 (Reuters) - Usain Bolt, do not quit your day job.</p> <p>The world's fastest man played in a celebrity basketball game on Friday in the run-up to Sunday's NBA All-Star game and failed to impress the crowd -- or himself -- with his skills.</p> <p>Bolt hit one of five shots, missed both of his free throws and totalled just two points in 29 minutes. The only shot the sixt-times Olympic champion made was a dunk.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130215/nba-now-basketball-player-you-must-be-usain" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Athletics Human Interest Sports Usain Bolt Usain Bolt Thomson Reuters Sat, 16 Feb 2013 03:45:09 +0000 5757343 at http://www.globalpost.com Athletics: Bolt to run at Cayman Invitational - organisers http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130307/athletics-bolt-run-at-cayman-invitational-organisers <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Sprint legend Usain Bolt is to run at the Cayman Invitational meeting on the Cayman Islands, the Jamaican athlete and the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) said on Thursday.</p> <p>The Olympic champion in the 100m, 200m and 4x100m relay from Beijing and London did not divulge at which event he would compete but he said that he was looking forward to the meeting on May 8.</p> <p>"I have not competed there before but my coach was there last year and spoke well about the event," Bolt said in a statement from the organisers posted on iaaf.org.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130307/athletics-bolt-run-at-cayman-invitational-organisers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Athletics Kerron Stewart Technology Usain Bolt AFP Thu, 07 Mar 2013 11:15:46 +0000 5775949 at http://www.globalpost.com Athletics: Bolt, Blake to run relay in Ostrava http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130314/athletics-bolt-blake-run-relay-ostrava <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Jamaican star sprinters Usain Bolt and Yohan Blake will run the 4x100m relay at the Golden Spike event in Ostrava in the Czech Republic on June 27, the organisers said on Thursday.</p> <p>"We have managed to negotiate the Racers Track Club's star team's start in a 4x100m relay, with Usain Bolt and Yohan Blake," the organisers said on the event's website.</p> <p>Bolt, Blake, Michael Frater and Nesta Carter set a 4x100m world record time of 36.84s at the London Olympics last year.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130314/athletics-bolt-blake-run-relay-ostrava" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Athletics Running Technology Usain Bolt Usain Bolt AFP Thu, 14 Mar 2013 15:15:58 +0000 5783453 at http://www.globalpost.com Athletics: Bolt coasts to 150m victory in Rio http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130331/athletics-bolt-coasts-150m-victory-rio-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Jamaica's champion sprinter Usain Bolt cruised to victory in a 150-metres race held on Rio's Copacabana beach on Sunday, timing 14.42 seconds.</p> <p>The 26-year-old Bolt -- who won the 100m, 200m, and 4x100m relay in both the 2008 Beijing Olympics and the 2012 London Games, fell short of improving on his own 150m world record -- 14.35 seconds in Manchester, England, in 2009.</p> <p>Antiguan sprinter Daniel Bailey came in second on Sunday at 14.88 seconds, followed by Brazilian Bruno Lins at 14.91 and Ecuadoran Alex Quinonez at 15.90.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130331/athletics-bolt-coasts-150m-victory-rio-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Athletics Daniel Bailey Usain Bolt AFP Sun, 31 Mar 2013 18:31:09 +0000 5798195 at http://www.globalpost.com Sadiki Bolt hits 40 as tourists open with easy T20 victory: http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130415/sadiki-bolt-hits-40-tourists-open-easy-t20-victory <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> Sprint champion Usain Bolt's younger brother Sadiki struck 40 as Jamaican club side Melbourne Cricket Club opened a whirlwind five-match tour of Bermuda with a 49-run victory over local side Jamaican Association in a Twenty20 match at Somerset on Thursday night.</p><P>Bolt helped Melbourne post 155-7 with five boundaries in his innings and later took a catch as the tourists restricted Jamaican Association, the Commercial Cricket League's T20 defending champions, to 106-5.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130415/sadiki-bolt-hits-40-tourists-open-easy-t20-victory" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Athletics Twenty20 Usain Bolt Asianet Mon, 15 Apr 2013 20:49:22 +0000 Asianet 5816710 at http://www.globalpost.com Bolt to head cast at London's "anniversary games" http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130417/bolt-head-cast-at-londons-anniversary-games <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Martyn Herman</p> <p>LONDON (Reuters) - Usain Bolt will return to London to compete in the IAAF Diamond League meeting at the Olympic Stadium in which he achieved a clean sweep of gold medals last year.</p> <p>The Jamaican six-times Olympic champion will head a glittering cast as London's Queen Elizabeth Park celebrates the one-year anniversary of the Olympic opening ceremony.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130417/bolt-head-cast-at-londons-anniversary-games" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Athletics Usain Bolt Thomson Reuters Wed, 17 Apr 2013 08:30:23 +0000 5818091 at http://www.globalpost.com Athletics: Japan teenager equals world junior record - IAAF http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130429/athletics-japan-teenager-equals-world-junior-record-iaaf <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A Japanese teenager has equalled the world junior 100m record, running 10.01sec at a meeting in Hiroshima, the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) said on Monday.</p> <p>Yoshihide Kiryu's time in the heats of the Mikio Oda Memorial meeting is the same as that clocked by Trinidad and Tobago's Darrel Brown in 2003 when he was 18, and makes him the fastest ever 17-year-old over the straight sprint.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130429/athletics-japan-teenager-equals-world-junior-record-iaaf" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Athletics Human Interest Technology Usain Bolt AFP Mon, 29 Apr 2013 14:46:00 +0000 5827774 at http://www.globalpost.com Athletics: Bolt wins 100m in photo finish http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130510/athletics-bolt-wins-100m-photo-finish <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Six-time Olympic gold medalist Usain Bolt edged teammate Kemar Bailey-Cole in a photo finish to win the 100 metres at the Cayman Invitational track meet on Wednesday.</p> <p>Jamaica's Bolt kicked his 100-metre season off Wednesday with a less than impressive time of 10.09 seconds at the Truman Bodden Sports Complex.</p> <p>Bailey-Cole, who finished with the same time, is one of Bolt's training partners. Antiguan Daniel Bailey finished third with a time of 10.23.</p> <p>Bolt has been battling a hamstring problem but said that wasn't to blame for the slow time.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130510/athletics-bolt-wins-100m-photo-finish" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Athletics Daniel Bailey Usain Bolt AFP Fri, 10 May 2013 15:51:50 +0000 5834958 at http://www.globalpost.com Athletics: Cash stolen from father of sprint star Bolt http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130607/athletics-cash-stolen-father-sprint-star-bolt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The father of Jamaican sprint star Usain Bolt was robbed of 400,000 Jamaican dollars ($4,000 US) on Friday after leaving the cash in his pickup truck.</p> <p>Wellesley Bolt told the Jamaica Observer that the money was taken from his vehicle shortly after he had departed a bank in the north coast town of Falmouth.</p> <p>He had left the money in the truck parked near the town's market and the found that someone had gained entry by smashing the vehicle's driver's side window.</p> <p>The elder Bolt, who reported the theft to the police, told the newspaper that he believed he had been watched.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130607/athletics-cash-stolen-father-sprint-star-bolt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Athletics Sports Usain Bolt Usain Bolt AFP Sat, 08 Jun 2013 02:20:52 +0000 5852862 at http://www.globalpost.com