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Kevin Hart Calls Out NBC on Usain Bolt Mix-Up: 'Disrespectful'

'All you can do is laugh. Maybe the Covid 19 shrunk his legs & torso'

(Newser) - In reporting on Usain Bolt's positive coronavirus test, an NBC News Facebook alert featured a picture of comedian Kevin Hart instead of the Olympic gold medalist. Hart did not let it slide, the Los Angeles Times reports. "I must of gotten really fast & tall overnight....I want... More »

World's Fastest Human Is Caught by Virus

Usain Bolt tests positive, has no symptoms

(Newser) - Usain Bolt was thrown a surprise party on Friday for his 34th birthday. Now, a second surprise of a nastier nature: The man known as the world's fastest human is in quarantine after testing positive for COVID-19, reports NBC News . On Monday, Bolt posted a video to Twitter saying... More »

Runner's 200-Meter Time Too Good to Be True

Sprinter Noah Lyles gets disappointing news

(Newser) - What the Guardian calls a "farcical ending" to an elite running event must've felt as crushing as it did absurd to the sprinter at the center of it all. On Thursday, 22-year-old Noah Lyles was a contender in the 200-meter race in the Inspiration Games, in which 30... More »

Usain Bolt's Daughter Has Perfect Middle Name

Lightning

(Newser) - We already knew Usain Bolt was pretty good at running sprints . Now we know he's skilled at naming babies, too: On Tuesday, Bolt revealed that his new daughter is named Olympia Lightning Bolt, reports TMZ . The 33-year-old and his girlfriend, Kasi Bennett, had their first child in May. “... More »

Britney Spears Causes Confusion With Running Claim

She later clarified she was joking

(Newser) - The world's fastest land mammal is the cheetah, but Britney Spears is a very close second, according to Britney Spears. The singer caused quite a bit of confusion on Instagram Wednesday when she claimed to have run the 100-meter dash in less than six seconds, smashing Usain Bolt's... More »

American Sprinter Breaks Usain Bolt's Medal Record

Allyson Felix wins first gold as a mom

(Newser) - American sprinter Allyson Felix smashed another record at the track and field World Championships on Sunday—and she did so just 10 months after giving birth. The 33-year-old won gold with the mixed-gender 4x400m relay team Sunday, giving her a record 12 World Championship gold medals, one more than Usain... More »

Gatorade Agrees to Stop Disparaging Water

California filed complaint about 'anti-water' video game

(Newser) - Gatorade has agreed not to make disparaging comments about water as part of a $300,000 settlement reached Thursday with California over allegations it misleadingly portrayed water's benefits in a cellphone game where users refuel Olympic runner Usain Bolt. The game, downloaded 30,000 times in California and 2.... More »

Usain Bolt's 100m Farewell Spoiled by 2 Americans

Justin Gatlin, Christian Coleman take gold, silver at world championships

(Newser) - Usain Bolt's farewell party was spoiled by a pair of Americans, the AP reports. The Jamaican great finished third in his final 100-meter race, with Justin Gatlin and Christian Coleman taking gold and silver Saturday at the world championships in London. In a tight finish, Bolt was punished for... More »

Reveal About Usain Bolt's Stride Upends Sprinting Science

Jamaican runner has an uneven stride, perhaps due to scoliosis

(Newser) - You'd think a smooth, even gait would ensure the fastest running speeds for elite athletes—but researchers who studied the world's fastest man have found that, at least in his case, symmetry doesn't matter. Per the New York Times , scientists from Southern Methodist University in Dallas released... More »

Bolt Loses Gold Medal, Treble Record

Teammate doped during Beijing relay race: IOC

(Newser) - Usain Bolt has lost his claim to having won three gold medals at three separate Olympics—through no fault of his own. Bolt will be forced to return his gold medal won in the 400-meter relay in Beijing in 2008 because his Jamaican teammate Nesta Carter tested positive for doping,... More »

10 Best Olympic Moments

Simone Biles' jaw-dropping performance makes the list

(Newser) - The 2016 Olympics came to an end when Rio officially handed things over to 2020 host Tokyo Sunday night in a jubilant closing ceremony that featured, among other things, Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe rising from a pipe dressed as Super Mario. A look back at some of the... More »

Bolt Scores Triple Triple Again: 'I Am the Greatest'

3 golds in 3 Games

(Newser) - Usain Bolt kneeled down and gave the track one final kiss, then flattened his hand, reached to the ground, and slapped the white number "3'' painted at the finish line, reports AP . Three Olympics, three races at each, three gold medals every time. The man who has transcended... More »

Bolt Scores Amazing 3rd 200M Gold

'I've proven to the world I'm the greatest'

(Newser) - Usain Bolt completed an unprecedented third consecutive sweep of the 100- and 200-meter sprints in Rio Thursday, an accomplishment that further elevated his status as the most decorated male sprinter in Olympic history, the AP reports. He won the 200-meter race with a time of 19.78 seconds to defeat... More »

Ellen Insists She's Not Racist After Controversial Bolt Tweet

She tweeted picture of herself riding the sprinter

(Newser) - Ellen DeGeneres is in hot water after tweeting a photo Monday showing her riding on the back of Usain Bolt. The photo of the Jamaican sprinter grinning back at his competitors as he won gold in the 100-meter dash in the Rio Olympics quickly got turned into quite a few... More »

In Winning 100 Meters, Usain Bolt Does the 'Unreal'

He does it in 9.81 seconds

(Newser) - "Unreal," proclaimed ESPN . Usain Bolt on Sunday won an unprecedented third Olympic gold in the 100 meters, defeating Justin Gatlin of the US by .08 seconds. Bolt became the first person (man or woman, notes the New York Times ) to win three straight Olympic 100-meter titles, blowing... More »

Usain Bolt Could Lose One of His Gold Medals

2008 teammate allegedly tested positive for banned substance

(Newser) - Usain Bolt could lose one of his three gold medals from the 2008 Beijing Olympics thanks to another member of Jamaica's 400-meter relay team from that year. Amid a crackdown during which Olympic officials have been re-testing samples from the past two Summer Games with new technology, Jamaican team... More »

Usain Bolt Taken Down —by a Segway

Runner appears unhurt after taking a tumble

(Newser) - Usain Bolt took gold in the men's 200m final at the World Athletics Championships in Beijing today, but while he was still reveling in the victory and waving to the crowd, he got taken down ... by a Segway. A cameraman on a Segway was following Bolt when he lost... More »

.01 Seconds Separate Bolt, Gatlin

Jamaican squeaks out a gold in Beijing

(Newser) - After two years of uncertainty, Usain Bolt produced his biggest clutch performance to beat rival Justin Gatlin in the 100-meter world championship final with a lunge at the line in the biggest showdown in years. Bolt was trailing for almost all of today's race, but with gritted teeth, the... More »

Thieves Steal $34K Pair of Sneakers

Gone are Usain Bolt's cleats he wore setting 100M world record

(Newser) - A pair of Usain Bolt's orange cleats were on display in London—until someone stole the signed shoes, which are reportedly worth $34,000. The Jamaican athlete wore the cleats when he set the world record in the 100-meter race in 2009, the Los Angeles Times reports. Now, he'... More »

I Ate 1K McNuggets During 2008 Olympics: Usain Bolt

Reveals crazy diet in new book

(Newser) - One benefit of being an Olympic athlete: You can eat tons of Chicken McNuggets and not feel guilty about it, since you need a lot of calories to fuel your intense training. Just how many McNuggets could you get away with? In Usain Bolt's case, as many as 100... More »

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