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Tyson Gay beat Usain Bolt at the Diamond League event in Stockholm, Sweden beating the lacklustre Jamaican who only managed to just scrape under 10 seconds. Gay's time was 9.84 seconds and is the meeting record.

Usain Bolt loses to Tyson Gay 6/8/2010 Stockholm IAAF Diamond League 100M Men

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World and Olympic champion Usain Bolt out-paced fellow Jamaican Asafa Powell to wil the men's 100 metres at the Diamond League meeting in Paris.

Olympic champion Usain Bolt wins 100M at Diamond League in Paris

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World and Olympic champion Usain Bolt out-paced fellow Jamaican Asafa Powell to wil the men’s 100 metres at the Diamond League meeting in Paris.

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Three-time Olympic gold medallist Usain Bolt today became the latest high-profile athlete to sign on as a Youth Olympic Games Ambassador, joining a star-studded list that also includes Olympic champions swimmer Michael Phelps and pole vaulter Yelena Isinbayeva.

Usain Bolt joins star-studded list of Youth Olympic Games Ambassadors

Three-time Olympic gold medallist Usain Bolt today became the latest high-profile athlete to sign on as a Youth Olympic Games Ambassador, joining a star-studded list that also includes Olympic champions swimmer Michael Phelps and pole vaulter Yelena Isinbayeva.
Bolt, the Jamaican sprinter who holds the World and Olympic records in the 100m, 200m and 4x100m-relay events, will encourage young people around the globe to become more active in sport in his role as Ambassador for the Youth Olympic Games, the inaugural edition of which is scheduled to take place from 14 to 26 August in Singapore.

Bolt said: “I know how important it is to have mentors and role models when you are young to help give you focus and dreams to aspire to. I couldn’t be happier to be an Ambassador for the first Youth Olympic Games and to provide inspiration and encouragement to the young athletes participating in Singapore this summer and to kids everywhere.”

IOC President Jacques Rogge said: “We are very pleased that Usain will now join Michael and Yelena as Youth Olympic Games Ambassadors. These athletes are at the very top of their respective sports and they know the importance of having inspirational figures in their lives. Children around the world look up to Usain and it is wonderful that he has decided to motivate young people to become more active by joining the Youth Olympic Games team.”

The mission of the Youth Olympic Games is to inspire young people around the world to participate in sport and adopt and live by the Olympic values. The first edition of the Youth Olympic Games will be held this summer in Singapore, with the first winter edition to take place in Innsbruck, Austria, in 2012.

For more information on the Youth Olympic Games, visit: www.olympic.org/youtholympicgames

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Asafa Powell races to a world leading time at IAAF Diamond League, the Golden Gala in Rome

Asafa Powell races to a world leading time at IAAF Diamond League, the Golden Gala in Rome

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Ostrava GOLDEN SPIKE 2010 - 300m Men - USAIN BOLT won in 30.97 sec MR!

Ostrava GOLDEN SPIKE 2010 – 300m Men – USAIN BOLT won in 30.97 sec MR!

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Asafa Powell 9.83 Meet Record 100 meter at Ostrava GOLDEN SPIKE 2010 Meet
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Usain Bolt Sets World Lead in Debut 100m of 2010 - Daegu |
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Triple world and Olympic champion Usain Bolt powers to victory in the men's 200 metres in a world-leading 19.56 seconds at the National Stadium last night

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DOUBLE sprint world record holder Usain Bolt produced a scintillating world-leading mark of 19.56secs in a negative wind of (-0.8 m/s) to win the men’s 200 metres to highlight the 7th JN/Jamaica International Invitational at the National Stadium last night.

Kenia Sinclair, Carmelita Jeter, Novlene Williams-Mills and Chaunte Howard also posted world leading marks in the 800m, 100m, 400m and high jump events in the hotly contested IAAF Area Permit Meet.

Triple world and Olympic champion Usain Bolt powers to victory in the men’s 200 metres in a world-leading 9.56 seconds at the National Stadium last night. (Photo: Bryan Cummings)

Watched by a capacity crowd of 30,000 cheering spectators, Bolt exploded from the blocks and took the lead by the 60m mark before opening up a 10-metre gap on his closest rival Wallace Spearmon.

The triple Olympic and World Championship gold medallist bettered his own stadium record of 19.75 done in 2007.

Former World championship medallist Spearmon, who had the previous world-leading mark of 20.20, was second in 19.98. American Ryan Bailey was third in 20.43.

Jamaica’s two-time Olympic gold medallist Veronica Campbell Brown obliged in the women’s equivalent in 22.60. Campbell Brown took an unassailable lead at the 70m mark before pressing home to victory.

A fast-finishing Cydonie Mothersill of Cayman was second in 22.70 ahead of America Bianka Knight, 22.77.

Jeter produced a late burst to catch World and Olympic silver medallist Kerron Stewart at the line to take the women’s 100m in 10.94secs.

Jeter, who clocked a career-best 10.64 last year to become the second fastest women in history behind world record holder Florrence Griffith-Joyner (10.49), was elated with her effort.

Stewart clocked 10.96, while American Marshevet Myers was third in 11.13. The men’s equivalent went to Olympic Relay gold medallist Nesta Carter, who shrugged off a false start to win in 10.09.

World Champs finalist Darvis Patton was second in 10.23 ahead of Olympic silver medallist Richard Thompson of Trinidad and Tobago with 10.25. Yohan Blake had earlier false-started.

2006 World Indoor silver medallist Kenia Sinclair produced a brisk world-leading 1 minute 58.62 to win the women’s 800m in a meet record.

Niesha Bernard Thomas of Greneda placed second in 1:59.60, while American Hazel Clarke was third in 2:0.45. Khadevis Davis of the USA won the men’s race in 1:47.57 ahead of Jamaica’s Aldwin Sappleton in a close finish.

2007 world championship 400m bronze medallist Novlene Williams-Mills was impressive in posting a world-leading 50.32 to top Monica Hargrove (51.42) and Dehasha Trotter (51.52).

The men’s equivalent went to 2007 World 100m and 200 champion Tyson Gay in 45.05. Former Commonwealth bronze medallist Jermaine Gonzales was second in 45.22.

Source: Jamaica Observer

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Usain Bolt Runs 8.79 seconds In The 2010 Penn Relays 4x100
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Usain Bolt Runs 8.79 seconds In The 2010 Penn Relays 4×100

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Usain Bolt's Girlfriend Reality Star "Lava" maybe pregnant
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Sprint legend Michael Johnson believes Usain Bolt should consider moving up to 400m after an impressive relay display. Bolt clocked a 43.58-second split in a 4x400 relay at a local meet in Jamaica 10 days ago.  American Johnson's world record from a standing start is 43.18 sec and his best split time in a relay - from a rolling start - was 42.94.  "He has the ability to be a world record holder. If it were me, I would move to the 400 now," said Johnson.

Michael Johnson suggests Usain Bolt switching to 400m

Sprint legend Michael Johnson believes Usain Bolt should consider moving up to 400m after an impressive relay display. Bolt clocked a 43.58-second split in a 4×400 relay at a local meet in Jamaica 10 days ago.  American Johnson’s world record from a standing start is 43.18 sec and his best split time in a relay – from a rolling start – was 42.94.  “He has the ability to be a world record holder. If it were me, I would move to the 400 now,” said Johnson.  Bolt set world records for the 100m and 200m last year and was part of the Jamaica 4x100m relay team that set a world record and won Olympic gold in Beijing in 2008.

However, no athlete has ever held the world record in the 100, 200 and 400 metres.Last month, running the anchor leg for the Racers Lions team, Bolt collected the baton in fourth position, 20 metres behind the leader, and managed to close the gap to just 0.44 sec at the finish line. Johnson recently visited Bolt in Jamaica while filming for a forthcoming BBC Inside Sport documentary.

Bolt leaves Johnson speechless in Berlin

“It’s not surprising to me. He understands, though, that it will take a lot more work training for the 400 than for the 100 and 200,” he said. Bolt regularly runs the 400m as part of his stamina work early each season. He has said in the past that he will only seriously consider attempting the event after defending his world and Olympic 100 and 200 titles. But he dropped a strong hint last September that he may change his position on the event depending on what his coach advises. “The 400, I don’t want to do. But I think I’ll do it in the future because my coach can be very convincing. And he’ll find some argument for me to do it,” he said at the time. “I think I would be pretty good at it, as I have tried it when I was young, just messing around.” Johnson believes the man who beat his long-standing 200m world record at the Beijing Olympics, then lowered it to a staggering 19.19 at the World Championships in Berlin, would benefit from a new challenge. “I think ultimately he will have to choose another event because eventually there will be no motivation to continue at 100 and 200 since he has already achieved everything there,” he said.
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One of the stars of the popular VH1 reality show, For The Love of Ray J, yesterday announced on television that she and Jamaican Olympic star, Usain Bolt, are a couple.
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Usain Bolt’s Dating a Reality Star?

One of the stars of the popular VH1 reality show, For The Love of Ray J, yesterday announced on television that she and Jamaican Olympic star, Usain Bolt, are a couple.

The woman, Taneish Simpson, was a cast member of the dating show’s second season, but was eliminated on episode three. The show is centred around actor and singer Ray J’s search for love and features him living in a house with a group of women who vie for his attention and ultimately his heart. Ray J is the brother of singer Brandy.

Simpson, 24, was named Lava on the show and is originally from Portland, but now lives in Florida. Various Internet sources list her occupations as a model and make-up artist.

On the show’s reunion special which aired on the United States music channel, VH1, yesterday at 11 a.m. and 8 p.m., Simpson claimed she was now over Ray J and had moved on with her life.

She said Bolt ‘googled’ her and made contact. She said, “We made it official on New Year’s. I actually spent New Year’s in Jamaica because he requested that I come down so we could spend New Year’s together.”

Lava’s exit from the reality show was controversial as she was eliminated because Ray J felt she was too demanding and controlling.

When contacted, a publicist for the sprinter and world-record holder said she would not talk about the runner’s private life.

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The Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt and United States 400 metres runner Sanya Richards have won their second IAAF World Athlete of the Year awards.

Bolt and Richards win at IAAF world athlete of the year in Monaco


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The Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt and United States 400 metres runner Sanya Richards have won their second IAAF World Athlete of the Year awards.

Bolt retained the honour for winning the 100m and 200m finals in world record times at the World Championships in Berlin, matching his sprint double at the Beijing Olympics.

“It’s been an amazing year for me,” said Bolt, whose training was hampered by a foot injury after he crashed his car in April. “I had to refocus my goals and put in a lot of hard work. I did extremely well and I’m proud of myself.”

Richards, the 2006 winner, won her first individual gold medal at a major championships in Berlin. She also won at all six Golden League meetings in Europe to claim a share of the $1m jackpot (£605,000) offered to athletes who swept their event.

“I am so excited and overwhelmed,” said the Jamaican-born Richards. “You work so hard to be a world champion. It’s right up there with winning the title in Berlin.”

Lamine Diack, the president of the International Association of Athletic Federations, praised Bolt for raising his performances to “an unimaginable level”. “We need stars in the sport,” he said. “He brings a lot of prestige to our sport and is one of the best-known people on the planet.”

The 23-year-old Bolt said he aimed to go unbeaten through the 2010 season, when he will compete at seven of the 14 meets which make up the new global Diamond League circuit.

He has signed a contract to race against Tyson Gay, of the US, and his fellow Jamaican Asafa Powell. “A lot of people are going to watch out for the showdowns,” Bolt said.

Gay said he wanted a 100m rematch with Bolt at the New York City meeting on June 12. “That would make track and field huge again in the United States,” Gay said at a Diamond League launch.

Richards credited Bolt and other Jamaican sprinters for inspiring her in Beijing with their obvious love of the sport.

“These athletes were just having so much fun,” Richards said. “I was so focused on winning, the medals and the money and everything that came with being a champion that I forgot the simple enjoyment and fun of track and field.”

Richards said she watched videos with her parents of her running as a child aged seven and began to relax during races. “I just felt like I was running a lot lighter, the races became a lot easier,” she said.

Richards said her goal for 2010 is to break the US record of 48.70 she set in Athens three years ago.

Her next main event is marriage to the New York Giants cornerback Aaron Ross in Austin, Texas, on her 25th birthday in February.

Bolt topped a shortlist that included his sprint rival Gay and three other world champions: the 5,000m and 10,000m winner Kenenisa Bekele, of Ethiopia, the pole vaulter Steven Hooker, of Australia, and the Norwegian javelin thrower Andreas Thorkildsen.

Richards beat her fellow world champions Valerie Vili, the shot putter from New Zealand, the Croatian high jumper Blanka Vlasic, Poland’s Anita Wlodarczyk, who set a world record winning the hammer, and the Russian pole vault world record holder, Yelena Isinbayeva.

Votes were cast by nearly 1,800 athletes, officials and journalists.
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Triple world and Olympic champion Usain Bolt has received a diplomatic passport from Jamaica's Prime Minister Bruce Golding.

Usain Bolt has received a diplomatic passport

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Triple world and Olympic champion Usain Bolt has received a diplomatic passport from Jamaica’s Prime Minister Bruce Golding.The 23-year-old received the document, which allows him to travel overseas as an ambassador-at-large, during a brief ceremony at Golding’s Jamaica House office.

“This is a big thing for me and I will try to do my best and will live up to your expectations,” Bolt told Golding after accepting the document.

Golding praised Bolt as a role model who can continue to make Jamaica proud.

“We have a great athlete, a great icon, someone who can help to strengthen Jamaica’s image right across the globe,” Golding said.

The Prime Minister said the presentation of the diplomatic passport was not an award but a way of asking Bolt to help promote Jamaica’s image overseas.

“We want the world never to forget for one moment that he is Jamaican to the bone and he has so strengthened our image and is such a powerful symbol of what Jamaicans can become,” he said.

“We are asking him in his travels, whatever he does and wherever he goes, that he be Jamaica’s ambassador and continues to bring glory to the country and makes sure that everyone understands that respect is due,” Golding added.

Bolt smashed world records in the 100 and 200 metres at last year’s Beijing Olympics and at this year’s World Championships in Berlin where he also won gold in the sprint relay.

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