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Andre de Grasse of Canada and Usain Bolt of Jamaica react after completing the Men’s 200m semi-finals. Photograph: Ian Walton/Getty Images

Usain Bolt jogged and joked his way to his fastest time this year to cruise into the 200 metres final in Rio and move a step closer to an Olympic ‘tri(...)

Usain Bolt of Jamaica celebrates winning the men’s 100 metre final in Rio. Photograph: Cameron Spencer/Getty Images

The crazy thing about the Olympic 100 metres is that for a race which lasts just under 10 seconds, the celebrations go on forever. When you’re Usain B(...)

James Dasaolu of Britain, Usain Bolt of Jamaica, and Richard Thompson of Trinidad and Tobago compete during the men’s 100m heats of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games Athletics, Track and Field events at the Olympic Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Photo: Franck Robichon/EPA

Usain Bolt looked impressive in the heats of the 100 metres as the world’s fastest man finally brought the crowds to Rio’s Olympic Stadium. The Jamai(...)

Justin Gatlin of the United States won the 2004 Olympic Games 100m before being banned for doping. Photograph: Reuters.

Justin Gatlin popped up on NBC’s pre-Olympic publicity campaign last week, beaming effervescently while having his ear nuzzled by a cute puppy. The ki(...)

So now we know. Scores, if not hundreds, of Russian competitors dressed in official kit will march behind the national flag at the Olympic Games openi(...)

Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt holds out his arm with a sticking plaster on during a press conference in London ahead of the Anniversary Games. Photo: Justin Talliss/Getty Images

Now might not be the best time to talk about the jinx which apparently comes with making the front cover of Sports Illustrated, although here is a gen(...)

OCI chairman Pat Hickey has slammed a report calling for an outright Russian Olympic ban, which is due to be released on Monday. Photograph: Inpho

A new report expected to call for an outright ban on Russia from competing at next month’s Rio Olympics has already been slammed by Pat Hickey, presid(...)

Usain Bolt (second from left) in action during the Jamaican Olympic trials in Kingston. Photograph: Gilbert Bellamy/Reuters

Even as the so-called Olympic headline acts come and go there are none bigger than Usain Bolt, only now his appearance in Rio has come under clear and(...)

Is Sebastian Coe the man to clean up athletics? Photograph: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

Sebastian Coe rarely loses a race. But on January 14th of this year, he found himself chased by a rabble of reporters, trailing him like a conga line (...)

Usain Bolt performs his signature pose with his gold medal after beating Justin Gatlin at the World Championships. Photo: Getty Images

It was billed - some say nauseatingly so - as the race between good and evil. It was won by Usain Bolt, and while at the time anyway it also felt like(...)

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