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Usain Bolt, Yohan Blake, Michael Frater and Nesta Carter of Jamaica won the 4x100m relay race at the Olympics on Saturday night and set a new world record at 36.84 seconds.
Bolt anchored the Jamaicans, who have won the event back-to-back now, while Ryan Bailey of the United States anchored the Americans who won the silver medal and set a national record with a time of 37.04 seconds.
Canada initially won the bronze medal, but were disqualified as one of the runners ran out of his lane, giving Trinidad and Tobago the bronze in 38.12 seconds.
Usain Bolt leaves the London Games with three gold medals in three events.
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Since he is widely considered to be the fastest man on earth, it’s easy to understand why Usain Bolt is such an appealing figure for endorsement deals. Instead of using the Road Runner cartoon to advertise how fast your company is capable of doing something, why not use a six-time Olympic gold medalist who can run 100 meters in under 10 seconds? A startup company based in the United...
Track official Gordon Staines has two special words for Usain Bolt: ''Thank you!''
Staines is the guy who fired the gun to start the men's 200-meter final Thursday night, and he's downright thrilled that Bolt and his other competitors stayed ''steady'' at the start of the race and that no one had to be disqualified.
''I know I breathed...
Toting his third gold medal of the London Games, Usain Bolt gave a little wave to 80,000 or so of his best friends in the Olympic Stadium stands.
Almost immediately, the questions started: What did that mean? Was Bolt bidding adieu for good? Will he be back? Will the world get to watch him sprint on his sport's biggest stage again in 2016?
''It was a goodbye to London...
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The question of Usain Bolt versus Michael Phelps dominated headlines in 2008. And now that the two have combined for five gold medals at the London Olympics, the debate about which is the greater Olympian has resurfaced four years later. But while you will get reasons touting each athlete's superiority -- Phelps supporters point to his 18 gold medals, while Bolt backers argue...
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I’m very curious to see the impact that Jadeveon Clowney has at South Carolina this year. South Carolina looks like a team that could make some noise. Love USC this year. I’m all in on the Trojans this year.
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Justyn Warner spiked the flag down onto the track.
What was supposed to be a celebration lap for the Canadians turned into an Olympic moment Warner wished he could forget.
Moments after taking third in the 4x100-meter final on Saturday night, Canada was disqualified for stepping outside of its lane.
The bronze medal was gone. And so was a chance to be part of a medal ceremony...
The game was nearly as grand as the stage, in doubt until the last seconds and so important that the winning country's commander in chief was following it back home. Across town, Usain Bolt was doing in London what he did in Beijing, but for 80,203 people at Wembley Stadium and the two best women's soccer teams in the world, this was their Olympic moment.
Soccer always has...
The London Olympics may well be remembered as the event that drove home the power of social media - partly to the chagrin but mostly to the benefit of NBC, which controlled images of the games in the United States.
Twitter estimates there were more than 50 million tweets about the Olympics, at a pace of 80,000 per minute after Jamaica's Usain Bolt won the gold medal in the 200...
Usain Bolt is looking to try out with a British soccer team. What athlete that you’ve seen in the Olympics would you most like to see trying out for an American baseball team?
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Olympians turned baseballers? I like the way you think, Ethan. And I welcome the possibilities!
I can’t help but think Michael Phelps would look good in...
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Tyrann Mathieu, the Honey Badger was dismissed by LSU. That’s sort of a big deal.
David Ross is no Usain Bolt. He is more a Ryan Henning.
I like the Wire, and I like sports, so this is a great post.