Usain Bolt

Firefighter Bolt to his sport's rescue once more

Lightning strikes above the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow as Usain Bolt comes home ahead of Justin Gatlin in the 100 metres final at the World Championships. Photo: AFP

Lightning lit up the Moscow sky as Usain Bolt regained his 100 metres world title, the big Jamaican taking on the role of fireman, extinguishing flames that have threatened to consume the popular sport.

Tuesday, 13 August, 2013, 3:40am

Usain Bolt fired up for worlds despite his rivals' absence

Usain Bolt

Bolt, who retained his Olympic title last year, said after arriving in Moscow for the world championships that he was not worried he would repeat the nightmare of Daegu in 2011, when he was disqualified for a false start.

6 Aug 2013 - 3:54am

Sports Digest, October 9, 2012

Usain Bolt plays basketball with a young supporter of Auckland's SkyCity Breakers club. Photo: AP

Malaysian FA orders clubs to pay deposits

9 Oct 2012 - 4:08am

Sports Digest

Bolt could don United jersey in charity match

6 Sep 2012 - 2:37am

Olympic spirit is fine, but it's the action that counts

Richard Drew

I've been covering the Olympic Games while the Formula One circus has been taking its break. What a breath of fresh air that two-week festival of sport was. On the whole, these athletes were unheard of, unheralded and thoroughly deserved their all-too-short moment in the spotlight.

30 Aug 2012 - 5:34am

Bolt and Blake destroy rivals for Jamaica double

Jamaica's Yohan Blake celebrates after winning the 100m in Lausanne in 9.69 seconds. Photo: Reuters

Olympic champion Usain Bolt ran 19.58 seconds for victory in the 200 metres at the Lausanne Diamond League meeting while Yohan Blake equalled the third fastest time ever to win the 100 metres in 9.69.

25 Aug 2012 - 3:17am

Has London delivered on dreaded L-word?

In any capital city, the best way to discover what is on its mind is to ask a taxi driver. 'Olympic legacies? Nah, I can't see any myself,' concluded the cabbie as we shuttled across the host city of the 2012 Games, the roar of the crowd that cheered Usain Bolt to his historic record still clanging in our ears.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:27pm

Bolt's 10 seconds of work equals hours of fun stories

Guess what the great man did after reminding the world that he was still the fastest man on the planet? He went and partied until well past three in the morning with three Swedish female handball players. Wow, you might ask, with the 200 metres coming up? Either it is a show of supreme confidence or Usain Bolt is just human, like you and me ... well not exactly, but you get the drift.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:11pm

Let's hope the youngwill be inspired by these golden Games

Let's hope the youngwill be inspired by these golden Games

Hats off to IOC president Jacques Rogge. He clearly had been humming the national anthem of Great Britain in the back of his limo and when riding the lift to his hotel suite over the past two weeks.

13 Aug 2012 - 9:12pm

Whatever happened to principle of innocent until proven guilty?

The principle that one is innocent until proven guilty is a common tenet which everybody in a democracy, from lawyer to layman, is well versed with. The United States is the great upholder of democracy in the world today. But it seems not all Americans believe in the rule of law, at least not John Leonard.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:01pm

Paws for thought

While I am enjoying the sights of Rome, rest assured Pupketeers that I'm thinking of you. I know you all started your exams this week, and so you're probably wound up tighter than a tai tai's fist on the latest Prada bag. But take heart, friends, it will all be over soon.

These three weeks will be pretty intense, but then you can kick back and relax.

8 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Usain Bolt: men's 100m and 200m

Usain Bolt, Jamaica's reigning Olympic champion and world-record holder in both the 100m and 200m sprints, is back at his best - just over a month before the start of the London Olympics.

Organisers of the 2012 Games will be happy: Bolt is the biggest global star in any Olympic sport.

7 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Who's counting?

The Olympic Games are always mesmerising. Competition among the world's best athletes is exciting and, for 16 days in Beijing, we were able to watch great performances. Olympic opening and closing ceremonies are good to observe, not least for what they tell us about the host nation.

28 Aug 2008 - 12:00am

Today, China stands taller, stronger and more able than the rest

Sixteen days of glorious sport comes to an end today and with it the end of a salient chapter in China's sports history.

Eight days before the Games began, our special Going For Gold pullout highlighted how China's quest for sporting respect and dominance began in 1949 with the inaugural speech by the then State Physical Education and Sports Commission leader, He Long.

24 Aug 2008 - 12:00am

17 days we'll never forget

The first week belonged to Michael Phelps, who became the greatest gold-medal-winning Olympian of all time.

The second week belonged to Usain Bolt, who became the greatest sprinter yet, winning three gold medals and setting three world records.

24 Aug 2008 - 12:00am