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Nervous Bolt wins final 100 meters race on home soil

KINGSTON, JAMAICA: An emotional Usain Bolt recovered from a moderate start to win his final 100 meters sprint on home soil, clocking 10.03 seconds at the 2nd Racers Grand Prix in Kingston on Saturday. The multiple Olympic and world gold medalist, who will retire after August's world championships in London, confessed to being a nervous wreck before running his last race on Jamaican soil. "The run, it was just ok. I must say it was ok. I don't think I've ever been that nervous running a 100m," Bolt said after a lap of…

Bolt wants to be ‘among best players in world’

PARIS: Usain Bolt conquered athletics and now the fastest man on the planet says he wants to become among the top players in world football. The Jamaican sprint legend, 30, will retire after the World Championships in London in August after a track and field career in which he has amassed eight Olympic gold medals, 11 world titles and three world records. Bolt has already made clear his desire to become a footballer, but spelling out his ambitions, the Manchester United fan told France's So Foot magazine: "I have the…

Five world athletics championships facing bribery probe: source

PARIS: French prosecutors investigating whether bribery was involved in the award of the 2021 world athletics championships to the US city of Eugene are also looking into several other host city decisions, a source close to the case said on Friday. The inquiry, one of a group of French probes into cash-for-votes allegations surrounding the award of sporting events around the world, is looking at decisions by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) to give their blue riband event to Doha (2019), London…

Athletics: Russia ban to run into 2017

MONACO: Russia's athletics ban will run into 2017 and may include the August world championships after a Task Force monitoring the nation's anti-doping programme refused on Thursday to put any dates on a "road map" for a return. Rune Andersen, the Norwegian heading the independent Task Force, reported to the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Council that there had been areas of progress but many issues still needed clarifying in the new year. IAAF president Sebastian Coe said the Council felt…

Imperious Bolt completes amazing 100m treble

RIO: For 9.81 glorious seconds on Sunday, all the ills that have dogged athletics recently were forgotten as Usain Bolt stormed to victory in the 100 meters final to become the first man to win three successive Olympic titles on the track.