Day: August 21, 2008

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World Record!

Asafa Powell, miles ahead of the pack at the finish of the men’s 4×100 meters (Photo credit: Xinhua) Jamaica set a new world record or 37.10 seconds in the men’s 4×100 meters relay at the Beijing Olympics. Trinidad and Tobago captured silver, while Japan took the bronze. Asafa Powell anchored for Jamaica, getting a  deserved …

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Mark Lee

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Editor, author and writer with career spanning print, radio, television and new media.

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Relay Disaster

Jamaican athletes console each other after their botched baton change. Disaster struck the hot favourite Jamaican women’s 4X100 meters Olympic relay team which did not finish after a bnotched third leg baton change. The race was won by Russia in a time of 42.31 seconds, followed by Belgium and Nigeria. Russians celebrate victory in disbelief. …

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Mark Lee

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Editor, author and writer with career spanning print, radio, television and new media.

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Olympics boss rebukes showy Bolt

Olympics boss Jacques Rogge has told Usain Bolt to show more respect for opponents after the Jamaican claimed the first sprint double for 24 years. Bolt showboated at the start and finish of his world-record breaking 200m race and slowed up yards from the line in the 100m final so he could celebrate. “That’s not …

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Mark Lee

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Editor, author and writer with career spanning print, radio, television and new media.

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Walker Strikes More Jamaican Gold in Olympics 400m Hurdles

Jamaica’s Melaine Walker broke the Olympic record to win gold in the women’s 400m hurdles. America’s Sheena Tosta was second in 53.70 with Briton Tasha Danvers taking bronze. Walker was in a battle with Tosta for the first part of the race before breaking clear to cross the line in 52.64 seconds. Walker was delighted with …

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Mark Lee

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Editor, author and writer with career spanning print, radio, television and new media.

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