Jamaican official says Usain Bolt tests positive for COVID
FILE - In this Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012, file photo, Jamaica's Usain Bolt reacts to his win in the men's 100-meter final t the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus, File)KINGSTON Jamaica's Minister of Health says legendary sprinter Usain Bolt has tested positive for the novel coronavirus. Minister Christopher Tufton said Bolt was aware of the results and his recent contacts were being traced. He has been formally notified, Im told by the authorities,'' Tufton told reporters Monday evening. Like everybody, checked social media and saw that social media says Im confirmed of COVID-19, he said.
Usain Bolt to 'stay in' while awaiting results of virus test
Jamaican track sensation Usain Bolt said on social media Monday he is awaiting the result of a coronavirus test and is quarantining himself as a precaution. The 34-year-old retired sprinter who won gold in the 100 and 200 meters at the last three Olympics posted a video on social media to explain the situation. Like everybody, checked social media and saw that social media says Im confirmed of COVID-19, he said. He wrote in the posts: Stay safe my ppl" with hands folded in prayer. Bolt set the world records in the 100 and 200 meters at the 2009 world championships in Berlin.
Olympics return to antiquity at the 2004 Athens Games
FILE - In this Aug. 13, 2004, file photo, the Olympic Rings are shown in flames in a pool of water during the Opening Ceremony of the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)When the Olympics returned to Athens in 2004, they also returned to antiquity. They finished in central Athens at the Panathenian Stadium, the marble venue used for the opening and closing ceremonies of the inaugural 1896 Games. Irina Korzhanenko of Russia became the first woman to win a gold medal at the ancient site that birthed the Olympics. The gold medal instead went to Argentina, a team led by Manu Ginobili.
Bird's Nest and Water Cube: Beijing venues were stars, too
That was true in Beijing in 2008, and the stars were Michael Phelps and Usain Bolt. But Beijing is also storied for its signature venues like the Bird's Nest stadium, and the Water Cube swimming venue. Here are some of the highlights of the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. That was true in Beijing in 2008, when the stars were Michael Phelps and Usain Bolt. But Beijing is also storied for its signature venues like the the 91,000-seat Bird's Nest stadium, and the nearby swimming venue called the Water Cube.No games before or since have impacted a city the way the Olympics did Beijing.
Usain Bolt Shares First Photos of Daughter Olympia Lightning Bolt
Usain Bolt is one happy dad! In the caption, Bolt revealed that he and his girlfriend, Kasi Bennett, named their baby girl Olympia Lightning Bolt. "Now we have started a new chapter together with our daughter Olympia Lightning Bolt," he continued. I Love you and happy 21th birthday .."Bennett took to her own page, sharing a few additional snaps from the sweet photo shoot. "My gift... Olympia Lightning Bolt," she captioned one of the posts.
Paris trial of Diacks exposes dark backdrop of golden era
Former president of the IAAF (International Association of Athletics Federations) Lamine Diack, center, arrives at the Paris courthouse, Monday, June 8, 2020. Lamine Diack jetted the world and rubbed shoulders with VIPs. The most conspicuous absentee was his son, Papa Massata Diack, who lives in Senegal and didn't travel to Paris for the trial. He conducted himself like a thug," Lamine Diack said in court. Prosecutors asked the court for a 4-year prison term and a fine of 500,000 euros ($562,000 ) for Lamine Diack.
Massive sports corruption case finally heard at Paris trial
A sweeping sports corruption trial opened Monday in Paris involving allegations of a massive doping cover-up that reached to the top of world track and field's governing body. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)PARIS A sports corruption trial involving allegations of doping cover-ups and illicit payoffs at the top of track and field opened Monday in Paris. As IAAF president, Diack was one of the most influential men in Olympic sports, presiding over an era when Usain Bolt made track and field wildly popular. The 86-year-old Diack is being tried for corruption, money laundering and breach of trust. Papa Massata Diack also faces corruption, money laundering and breach of trust charges.