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Has the media frenzy around Bolt vs Gatlin helped or hindered a sport attempting to deal with widespread doping?

Whether its Michael Johnson’s blisteringly quick 400m of 16years ago, or Mike Powell bettering Bob Beaman’s long jump record or Usain Bolt’s scarcely comprehendible 9.58 for the 100 meters, the World Athletics Championships have set the scene for some of the greatest moments in track and field. 955 more words


5 Rings Podcast #76 Usain Bolt, Best Athlete Ever?

Today on the 5 Rings Podcast,

Duane and Kevin talked about Usain Bolt, is he the best Track athlete ever?

They also talked about the Concacaf Cup and the LA 2024 and Toronto 204 Olympic Bids! 71 more words


2015 World Athletics Championships – 11 star performers

  1. Dafne Schippers (100m silver & 200m gold)

It is a sad reflection of the current climate within track and field that the accomplishments of Beijing’s standout performer were widely greeted with uneasy tension rather than basking in the arrival of a new sprinting sensation. 2,351 more words

Harnett dreams of a home Olympic Games for Toronto in 2024

Just as he stood up for the Toronto 2015 Pan American Games when they were mired in negativity before a single event, Curt Harnett has once again backed his city’s ability to get behind Canada’s athletes and host a terrific event. 549 more words


The race to redemption?

Those with most to lose from athletics being rotted by drugs will tell you Usain Bolt rescued their sport. But the rest of us need to get real and see track and field for the lie it is, writes Ewan MacKenna. 1,374 more words

A life lesson from the man .... BOLT

I have never been more excited to watch an athlete on the field as I was watching Usain Bolt compete in the men’s 100 meters race at the IAAF championship, Bejing. 278 more words


Usain Bolt against the one-legged

Where does ignorance end, and prejudice begin? This wouldn’t have been written but for one of those graphics freely shared around on social media. It showed the water tank of opportunity. 740 more words