London’s Bolt into immortality

In a cool summer evening on the 12th of August in London, Lord Sebastian Coe stood up to the podium facing 80,000 people and a TV audience of nearly a billion to whisper a simple phrase into the microphone.
“When our time came, we did it right,” said Coe and the words of the man tasked with the responsibility of hosting the 30th modern Olympiad and London’s third in just over a century, drew

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‘Tell all, I am a living legend’

It had everything in it – the wit, the fun, the acting. Usain Bolt made his every single comment worth of a report for the world media. But the one comment that was going to make the best report was not a part of his press conference. The long, entertaining press conference had just ended and the media people were about to leave the crammed room for

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What next for Bolt?

With his journey towards becoming a legend now complete, Usain Bolt has loads of time to live happily with his laurels and try something new that he has long been yearning for.
Dozens of suggestion came for him during his post-race press conference that is sure to confuse Bolt, who once intended to join the trial of Manchester United to become one of their

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Running his father’s dream

It’s easy to lose the spotlight to someone like Usain Bolt. But on Thursday night, a 23-year old Kenyan Maasai ensured that his name would resonate through the history of middle-distance running and be spoken of in educated quarters in the same breath as that of the more illustrious Bolt.
The story of David Rudisha’s rise from a soft-spoken Kenyan schoolboy disinterested in

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One among billions

Usain Bolt walked into Thursday’s press conference asking for drum-rolls.
Before he walked out following a frenzied 40 minutes of verbal jousting and congratulations, he took the microphone and told everyone, “I am a legend, bask in my glory.” In between, he admitted that he would be better as a winger if he was good enough for Manchester United, published his credentials

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Blake’s watch ticks off IOC

Yohan Blake might have finished second to countryman Usain Bolt in the 100m final but there is one area in which the silver medallist leaves his more celebrated countryman in the dust; costly and controversial fashion statements.
Blake sported a $500,000 Richard Mille Tourbillion watch, which was custom made in

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Bolt ready for another blitz

Usain Bolt’s self-styled journey towards becoming an athletic legend is set to be completed today when his most preferred event – men’s 200-metre sprint – will be held at London Olympic Stadium.
With the pressure to defend his crown as the planet’s fastest man is now off, Bolt returned to his usual self and sent a chilling message to his challengers winning his heats in

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Bolt’s best yet to come?

Even champions get jitters. Usain Bolt certainly did, as on the starting blocks of the race that would either define his life or shatter his aura, Bolt battled the butterflies in his stomach.
“I would be lying if I said I wasn’t thinking about it [Daegu],” said Bolt. A false start in the World Championship in Daegu last year had seen Bolt disqualified. “But when I came

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