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  • Thompson stars at international athletics meet

    Hometown hero Elaine Thompson puts on an impressive show against a strong field and Canada's Andre De Grasse win his first race on Jamaican soil at an international track meet in Kingston on Saturday.

  • Bolt in shock as friend Mason dies

    Sprint superstar Usain Bolt was caught up in a fatal motorcycle crash in Jamaica which claimed the life of Germaine Mason, the British high jumper who won a silver medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, media reported.

  • Bolt to make Australia bow

    Sprint superstar Usain Bolt will compete in Australia for the first time when he headlines an innovative team athletics event next year, he said on Friday.

  • Rio Olympics: Bolt praised by rivals

    The runners who have lost to Usain Bolt for the past dozen years shower the Jamaican superstar with praise, after he completes his historic "triple-triple" in what he has said will be his final Olympics.

  • Rio Olympics: Usain Bolt factfile

    Factfile on Usain Bolt after his victory in the 200m at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics Thursday.

  • Bolt advances, Gatlin crumbles

    Usain Bolt will race the 200m final on Thursday after comfortably winning his semi-final, but there is no place for American rival Justin Gatlin as he fails to qualify.

  • Rio Olympics: McLeod brings Jamaica more glory

    Jamaica unleashes a new sprint sensation as Omar McLeod takes the Rio Olympics 110m hurdles on Tuesday.

  • Two more to immortality

    Everything stood still. Even the lottery draw in Jamaica was delayed, but Usain Bolt hit the jackpot last night, continuing his dominance in the sprints.

  • Rio Olympics: 'Good v Evil' again as Bolt, Gatlin ready for duel

    The battle to be crowned world's fastest man takes centre stage at the Rio Olympics on Sunday with Usain Bolt facing another showdown with Justin Gatlin where the image of athletics will be on the line.

  • Rio Olympics: Samba and smiles as Bolt warms up

    Shimmying amid a troupe of semi-naked samba dancers and wise-cracking with journalists, Usain Bolt is determined to bow out of the Olympics with a flourish.

  • Russell ton, Shakib strikes take Tallawahs to final

    Bangladesh allrounder Shakib Al Hasan chips in with three wickets after Andre Russell’s whirlwind ton to take Jamaica Tallawahs to the CPL 2016 final at the expense of Trinbago Knight Riders.

  • Bolt ready to strike after fitness scare

    "My biggest dream at the Olympics is to win three gold medals again. That's my focus, that's what I want," Bolt says in an interview.

  • Puma expects even closer ties if Bolt retires

    German sportswear firm Puma is not worried about the possible imminent retirement of Usain Bolt, the highest profile athlete it sponsors, believing the Jamaican sprinter could be just as valuable off the track.

  • Bolt wins but Harrison takes the glory

    Usain Bolt delivers on his top billing by winning the 200metres at the London Diamond League but he is upstaged for once as American sprint hurdler Kendra Harrison breaks one of the oldest world records in the book.

  • Facebook Live set to broadcast CPL games

    All 34 matches in this year’s Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) will be broadcast live on Facebook around the world, via Facebook’s official live streaming partner Grabyo.

  • Jamaica row over rainbow flag

    Jamaica's attorney general has sparked criticism after saying it was "disrespectful" to Jamaican law for the US embassy to fly a rainbow flag following the Orlando shooting.

  • New Zealand 'unsafe for black cricketers'

    Franklyn Rose, former West Indies fast bowler claims that New Zealand is not safe for international cricketers "especially if they are black".

  • My wife wouldn't let me skip CPL: Shakib

    Ace all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan, in an interview with the tournament's media, reveals that while he is very excited to join the Jamica Tallawahs for his stint in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL).

  • Bolt aiming to crack 19 seconds in 200 meters

    Six-times Olympic champion Usain Bolt has already started his preparations for next year's Rio Games and wants to break 19 seconds in the 200 meters.

  • Fraser-Pryce retains 100m title

    Jamaica's Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce narrowly beats Dafne Schippers of the Netherlands to retain her 100m world title in Beijing.

  • Usain Bolt beats Justin Gatlin to win world 100m title

    Usain Bolt beats Justin Gatlin by one hundredth of a second to retain the 100m title at the World Athletics Championships in Beijing.

  • Messi reaches landmark in Argentina win

    Lionel Messi wins his 100th cap as Argentina beat Jamaica to finish top of Copa America Group B and probably avoid Brazil in the quarter-finals.

  • Usain Bolt

    Bolt wins 200m on European return

    Usain Bolt wins his first race of the year in Europe, but fails to break 20 seconds in the 200m at the Golden Spike meet.

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