Bolt to watch Ronaldo and Real Madrid play on Saturday

By Gary Smith, World-Track MADRID — The world’s fastest man, times two, Usain Bolt, has accepted an offer to be the guest of honour at Real Madrid’s opening Spanish league football match, his manager Norman Peart confirmed on Sunday. Bolt, who lit up the Berlin Olympic Stadium with two sensational world records, will travel to […]

Bolt wants to race at Commonwealth Games next year

By Miranda Mitchell, World-Track BERLIN — After missing the 2006 edition of the Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, Australia because of an injury, Jamaican world record holder Usain Bolt could be heading to New Delhi next year. "I think I will be going to the Commonwealth Games (next year in), but my coach will decide," Bolt […]

IAAF president admits errors in handling of Semenya gender case

Lamine Diack, president of the International Association of Athletics Federations, said more sensitivity should have been shown towards the South African athlete. Semenya won the 800m title earlier this week just hours after the IAAF confirmed at a press conference that she was the subject of an official investigation into her gender. “It could have […]

Michael Johnson critical of IAAF over Semenya

BERLIN — American Five-time Olympic champion Michael Johnson has criticized the sport governing body, the International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) for the way it handled the case of new world 800m champion Caster Semenya, after she has been asked to take a gender test. Semenya destroyed a world-class field to win the women’s race […]

Usain Bolt receives an original piece of Berlin wall

BERLIN — After his sensational world records at the World Athletics Championships in Berlin, Germany’s capital paid a special tribute to Usain Bolt, presenting him an original piece of the Berlin Wall. In memory of his outstanding performances in the 100m, 200m and 4x100m finals, the Mayor of Berlin, Klaus Wowereit bestowed the fastest man […]