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James Gallaugher Running Faster Than a Teenage Usain Bolt

Posted on 15 Dec, 2013, by in Other Sport

Being a 13-year old running faster than Usain Bolt did at that age doesn’t mean you’ll be a world or Olympic champion, but it certainly is promising. James Gallaugher of Australia is still years away from actually finding out if he’ll make it at the highest levels, but his times in recent 200 meter races are showing a lot of promise. More

London 2012 – Gold Medal Winners on Day 14 of the Olympics

Posted on 10 Aug, 2012, by in Other Sport

Maybe the finest performance of the Athletics competitions in London, as the United States women’s team (Tianna Madison, Allyson Felix, Bianca Knight and Carmelita Jeter) won the first American gold medal in this event since 1996, setting a new world record and leaving the Jamaican fearsome foursome more than half a second behind. More

Usain Bolt – Greater Athlete than Carl Lewis

Posted on 10 Aug, 2012, by in Other Sport

Athletes envy. It’s a shameful thing. Usain Bolt is putting all the sprinters in the world, past & present, to shame. So what do they do? Well, in Carl Lewis’ case, it’s throwing baseless allegations at stimulant use by not only Bolt but by the entire Jamaican track & field program. More

London 2012 – Event Finals, Previews & Predictions on Day 12 of the Olympics

Posted on 8 Aug, 2012, by in Other Sport

An All-American final in the Beach Volleyball competition will help the American medal count, falling behind China yesterday, while another American – Jamaican battle ensues in the women’s 200 meters, and Dayron Robles of Jamaica will try to hold off Jason Richardson and defend his Olympic title in the men’s 100 meters hurdles race. More

2012 Olympic Games Day 11 – Event Finals Previews & Predictions

Posted on 7 Aug, 2012, by in Other Sport

Day 11 of the 2012 Olympics is a day without huge stars in finals, but a chance for Nick Willis of New Zealand to beat Asbel Kiprop of Kenya in the 1500 meters race and Jesse Williams of the United States to add the Olympic title to his world championship gold medal in the men’s high jump competition. More

Usain Bolt – Still the Fastest man in the World

Posted on 6 Aug, 2012, by in Other Sport

He knew better than anyone. The talk about Usain Bolt being yesterday’s news in the sprinting world was all wrong. It took him 9.63 seconds over 100 meters to restore the faith in the fastest man to ever place his feat on the track, reminding the world who really is the king of athletics and the Olympic games. More

2012 Olympic Games Day 10 – Event Finals Previews & Predictions

Posted on 6 Aug, 2012, by in Other Sport

Reaching the 10th day of the Olympic games, the track at the Olympic stadium grabs more and more of the attention, with Kirani James of Grenada hoping to repeat his feat at the world championships and win gold in the men’s 400 meters race, while a wide open final in the men’s 400 meters hurdles will also take place, with home favorite Dai Greene hoping to recapture his 2011 magic. More

2012 Olympic Games Day 9 – Event Finals Previews & Predictions

Posted on 5 Aug, 2012, by in Other Sport

There are plenty of big events and finals on day 9 of the London 2012 Summer Olympics, but none will be bigger than the men’s 100 meters final, with Usain Bolt and Yohan Blake projected to battle for the top spot and who knows, maybe a new world record. Earlier, Roger Federer will try and win his first individual gold medal, facing Andy Murray, with two gold medal matches one after the other. More

2012 Olympic Games Day 8 – Event Finals Previews & Predictions

Posted on 4 Aug, 2012, by in Other Sport

Day 8 of the 2012 Olympic games is the last in the swimming pool, Michael Phelps’ final appearance in an Olympic swimming pool, while the action heats up on the track, with Carmelita Jeter and Veronica Campbell-Brown going for the Women’s 100 meters title, and Maria Sharapova faces Serena Williams for gold on the tennis court. More

2012 Olympic Games Day 7 – Event Finals Previews & Predictions

Posted on 3 Aug, 2012, by in Other Sport

Another opportunity for Michael Phelps to show that he’s far from over, hoping to win his 17th gold medal, 21st in total and third consecutive in the 100 meters butterfly event, while the Athletics events begin, with Kenya’s Vivian Cheruiyot in the middle of things, hoping to win the Women’s 10’000 meters in day 7 of the 2012 summer Olympics. More