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2016 Rio Olympic Games: Track and Field

2016 Rio Olympic Games: Track and Field

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Aug 20, 2016

Usain Bolt: 'I Am the Greatest'

Usain Bolt: 'I Am the Greatest'

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Usain Bolt kneeled down and gave the track one final kiss, then flattened his hand, reached to the ground and slapped the white number "3'' painted at the finish line.

Aug 20, 2016

Usain Bolt Throws Javelin at Olympic Stadium With Lights Out

Usain Bolt Throws Javelin at Olympic Stadium With Lights Out

How did Usain Bolt celebrate winning a ninth Olympic gold medal? He went into a darkened Olympic Stadium, surrounded by volunteers — and started throwing a javelin. Really.

Aug 19, 2016

Usain Bolt Peerless, Even as He Slows Down in Final Olympics

Usain Bolt Peerless, Even as He Slows Down in Final Olympics

Usain Bolt dropped to his hands and knees and kissed the wet track at the end of his victory lap Thursday night. 

Aug 18, 2016

Usain Bolt's Big Smile Does Not Tell the Full Story

Usain Bolt's Big Smile Does Not Tell the Full Story

When Usain Bolt crossed the finish line just two-hundredths of a second ahead of his rival and pal Andre De Grasse, they both had huge smiles on their faces. It was a sports photo for the ages.

Aug 16, 2016

Bolt, Gatlin Advance to Men's 200m Semifinal

Bolt, Gatlin Advance to Men's 200m Semifinal

Usain Bolt jogged to the finish line, casually looking to his left and right, to win his first round 200m heat in 20.28 seconds. 

Aug 16, 2016

Usain Bolt Blames Slow 100m Time on Olympic Schedule

Usain Bolt Blames Slow 100m Time on Olympic Schedule

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Usain Bolt rarely complains about going too fast.

Aug 23, 2016

World's Fastest Man Has Never Run a Mile: Report

World's Fastest Man Has Never Run a Mile: Report

He can smoke anyone on Earth over 100 meters, but can Usain Bolt beat the average P.E. class running a mile? Apparently, no one can say for sure.

Aug 15, 2016

All Usain Bolt Does Is Run, and That's Enough

All Usain Bolt Does Is Run, and That's Enough

All Usain Bolt does is run. Yes, I realize this is a pretty sketchy way to begin a celebration of Bolt, but let’s follow this silly line for a second.

Aug 15, 2016

Giving NYC's Justin Gatlin the Respect He Deserves

Giving NYC's Justin Gatlin the Respect He Deserves

RIO de JANEIRO — Life can be complicated. To try to make sense of it, all people tell each other stories. 

Aug 14, 2016

Who Can Beat Usain Bolt?

Who Can Beat Usain Bolt?

All eyes were on Usain Bolt and Justin Gatlin during the 100m final at the 2015 World Championships.

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