Found July 25, 2012 on Sportress of Blogitude:
PLAYERS: Usain Bolt
Jamaican track star Usain Bolt apparently couldn’t find the time in his busy schedule on Tuesday to attend a public workout along with his Olympic teammates, but the fastest man in the world nevertheless did manage to sneak in a viewing of the Seth MacFarlane comedy smash, Ted, and displayed some quickness in the wit department [...]

This American Wants To See Usain Bolt Dominate … Again

Four years in the making all comes down to the next two weeks. Four years ago this time, I was living in Chicago, looking for a full-time job, watched damn near every waking moment of the Olympics in Beijing and almost went for broke dining off strictly Harold’s Chicken. Coincidentally, the one moment from the [...]The post This American Wants To See Usain Bolt Dominate … Again...

Bolt will be Jamaica's flag bearer

Usain Bolt will carry the Jamaican flag in the opening ceremony of the London Olympics. ''Carrying the flag is an honor,'' Bolt said Thursday. ''For my country Jamaica, I'll do anything - to be on TV. I'm happy. I'm looking forward to tomorrow.'' At the 2008 Beijing Olympics, Bolt set world records in winning the 100 and 200 meters. He...

Usain Bolt says stiff back has caused problems

Usain Bolt says he has recovered from a stiff back that caused him hamstring problems and is ready to defend his Olympic titles in London. Bolt says ''it was a slight problem. I got that fixed and I'm ready to go.'' Bolt lost to training partner Yohan Blake at the recent Jamaican trials. And while he hardly enters the London Games as the dominant force he was...

Bolt: Bad back has caused problems

Usain Bolt fessed up. It was his back. The Olympic champion said Thursday a bad back has been causing him hamstring problems, leading to a pair of losses to training partner Yohan Blake at the Jamaican trials. ''It was a slight problem. I got that fixed and I'm ready to go,'' Bolt said in his first formal media appearance of the London Games, where he was given...

All eyes on Bolt even if training in seclusion

Usain Bolt refuses to line up against his good friend Wallace Spearmon in a race. No way and under no circumstances. To hear Spearmon tell it, the Jamaican sensation is downright scared and doesn't think he stands a chance because the American simply has too much power. Horsepower, that is. The two sprinters have similar Nissan GT-R sports cars, but Bolt won't speed down...

Usain Bolt Has New Winning Pose Next to 'Ted' Poster as Summer Olympics in London Approach (Photo)

While the creators and stars of Ted have to be lauded for their creativity at points, one of the film's promotional posters is decidedly not original. But that didn't keep track star Usain Bolt from using the ad to do some pre-Summer Games mischief. On the poster, Mark Wahlberg and the movie's eponymous teddy bear pose a la Big Daddy, their backs to the camera as they...

London Olympics Prop Bets Include UFOs Appearing During Opening Ceremony, Big Macs, Condoms

People in the sports betting industry in London put forth weeks of research and analysis in setting the betting odds for each individual event of the Olympic Games. While some gamblers could make a profit betting on heavy favorites like Usain Bolt, the reigning Olympic champion with great odds to win the 100-meter dash, other people could be dropping their money on some whimsical...

Actor Mickey Rourke says he beat sprinter Usain Bolt in a street race

Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt held his own tune-up race in anticipation for the Olympic games in the streets of London. Bolt and actor Mickey Rourke had a tipsy 4 a.m. street race outside an exclusive nightclub in London. The 59-year-old Rourke described how he challenged the world’s fastest man over 30 meters, and came out [...]

Of Course Mickey Rourke Said He Beat Usain Bolt In A Drunken Street Race

I may not know much about the celebrity game, but I do know that if Mickey Rourke wants to tell you a crazy story, you take that phone call every damn time. That’s why the man of the hour is Yahoo! Olympics writer Martin Rogers who posted a pretty standard Rourke story late last night, regarding how the famously batsh*t actor told him that he beat the world’s fastest man, Usain...

Blade Runner: Hopefully No Medal Contender But Unquestionably Inspirational

Soon, viewers and sports fans will have a new athlete to root for with the same enthusiasm that stole our attention during Usain Bolt’s and Michael Phelps' success. He’s only 25 years old, from South Africa, and will be competing in the 400-meter dash and the 4x400 relay. Also, when he was a baby, his legs-starting below his knee that is- were removed and his family was...

Mickey Rourke claims to have beaten Usain Bolt in late night sprint outside London club

Mickey Rourke claims to have beaten Usain Bolt in late-night sprint outside London club.

Wanna bet? Gambling on the London Olympics

What are the odds of a UFO sighting during the London Olympics opening ceremony? Or of the final torch bearer tripping as they ascend to light the flame? Or would you prefer a more traditional wager on the battle for gold between Russia and Spain in synchronized swimming duos? London betting houses will offer odds on almost anything, including all 26 sports at the games, from the...

5 Olympic things to know for Tuesday

Here's what to watch for at the London Olympics on Tuesday: --- 1. LONDON SWELLS WITH OLYMPIC ARRIVALS Three days before the games officially begin, athletes, tourists and media swarm the British capital. The rails are already reporting snags, and security is on the upswing. Will the transportation systems hold up? 2. SUNNY SKIES - FOR NOW Sunny Monday, Sunny Tuesday. Probably...

Japanese TV Remembers Ichiro’s Seattle Legacy With Shot Of Seagull

In case you missed the news, the Yankees are in Seattle and decided to trade for Ichiro and his 2,500 career hits (in just 12 years). And just like that, the guy was suiting up for the Yanks and going 1-for-4 against his old team. Don’t be sad for Ichiro and his dwindling career. The guy is making $17,000,000 this year in the final year of his contract. We’re talking $129M in...
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