Bolt at ease, Ryan Bailey fastest in 100m heat, at 9.88

LONDON (Sporting Alert) — Defending champion Usain Bolt cruised into the semifinals of the men’s 100 metros dash the London 2012 Olympic Games on Saturday morning. Bolt, the champion from the Beijing Games, and world record holder in the event, strolled home to a relaxed 10.09 seconds to win his heat, following a huge roar…

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No messing around, Bolt buys Olympics starting blocks

Usain Bolt has taken a massive step in his preparation to defend his Olympic Games sprint titles after the World record holder purchased one of the starting blocks that will be used in London. Bolt has been complaining of having problems with the new blocks being used on the international circuit – revealing that they…

Usain Bolt says he’ll be tough to beat when fit

Usain Bolt says he’ll be tough to beat when fit

MIAMI (Sporting Alert) — Usain Bolt is confident that when he’s fit he will be very difficult to beat – even for his training partner and rising star Yohan Blake. Blake was immaculate last season – winning the 100 metres dash and running the third leg on the Jamaican team that broke the world record…

Jamaica named possible replacements for Berlin

KINGSTON (Sporting Actions) — Jamaica Amateur Athletic Association (JAAA) named three members, Ramone McKenzie, Samantha Henry and Lerone Clarke as the likely replacements for the five athletes who returned positive tests at the nation’s national championships in June. The five athletes, reported as Marvin Anderson, Yohan Blake, Sheri Ann Brooks, Allodin Fothergill and Lanceford Spence…

Jamaican doping case set for hearing today

The Jamaica Observer is reporting that the five Jamaican sprinters who returned positive results for banned substance tests at the National Championships in June, are set for a hearing Friday evening. According to reports, a nine member panel led by Kent Gammon, the chairman of the Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission’s (JADCO) disciplinary committee, will seek to…