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Jan 14, 2012

Athletics-Bolt eyes February opener

SALVO, North Carolina, Jan 2 (Reuters) – The world
will not need to wait long to get a glimpse at triple Olympic
champion Usain Bolt’s fitness for his highly anticipated 2012
season.

Healthy and on a new nutrition program, Bolt plans to launch
his run-up to defending his 100 and 200 metres titles at the
2012 London Games with tune-up races in Jamaica next month, the
world’s fastest man told Reuters.

Jan 3, 2012

Bolt eyes February opener

SALVO, North Carolina (Reuters) – The world will not need to wait long to get a glimpse at triple Olympic champion Usain Bolt’s fitness for his highly anticipated 2012 season.

Healthy and on a new nutrition program, Bolt plans to launch his run-up to defending his 100 and 200 meters titles at the 2012 London Games with tune-up races in Jamaica next month, the world’s fastest man told Reuters.

Jan 3, 2012

Athletics-Bolt eyes February opener

SALVO (Reuters) – The world
will not need to wait long to get a glimpse at triple Olympic
champion Usain Bolt’s fitness for his highly anticipated 2012
season.

Healthy and on a new nutrition program, Bolt plans to launch
his run-up to defending his 100 and 200 metres titles at the
2012 London Games with tune-up races in Jamaica next month, the
world’s fastest man told Reuters.

Dec 11, 2011

Bolt ready to prove 2012 naysayers wrong

SALVO, North Carolina (Reuters) – Triple Olympic champion Usain Bolt was quick to remind those who think young Jamaican training partner Yohan Blake will be the favorite for next year’s London Games 100 metres that he was still the man to beat.

“A lot of people have said guys are going to beat me but I am still number one. I am still the Olympic champion,” the world’s fastest man told Reuters in a telephone interview from Kingston Saturday.

Dec 11, 2011

Athletics-Bolt ready to prove 2012 naysayers wrong

SALVO, North Carolina, Dec 10 (Reuters) – Triple
Olympic champion Usain Bolt was quick to remind those who think
young Jamaican training partner Yohan Blake will be the
favourite for next year’s London Games 100 metres that he was
still the man to beat.

“A lot of people have said guys are going to beat me but I am
still number one. I am still the Olympic champion,” the world’s
fastest man told Reuters in a telephone interview from Kingston
on Saturday.

Sep 4, 2011

London and Doha head-to-head for 2017

DAEGU, South Korea (Reuters) – London and Doha will go head-to-head to host the 2017 world athletics championships, IAAF chief Lamine Diack said on Sunday.

“Barcelona is no longer a candidate,” the International Association of Athletics Federations president told a news conference on the last day of the Daegu world championships.

Sep 3, 2011

Exclusive – London’s 2017 worlds bid dead without stadium

DAEGU, South Korea (Reuters) – London’s chances of hosting the 2017 athletics world championships are dead if it does not retain the 2012 Olympic Stadium for athletics, the president of the sport’s global governing body told Reuters on Saturday.

“If they have no stadium, they have no chance,” International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) president Lamine Diack said in an interview at the Daegu world championships.

Sep 3, 2011

London’s 2017 worlds bid dead without stadium – Diack

DAEGU, South Korea (Reuters) – London’s chances of hosting the 2017 athletics world championships are dead if it does not retain the 2012 Olympic Stadium for athletics, the president of the sport’s global governing body told Reuters on Saturday.

“If they have no stadium, they have no chance,” International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) president Lamine Diack said in an interview at the Daegu world championships.

Aug 31, 2011

IAAF will not rush to change rule that ousted Bolt

DAEGU, South Korea (Reuters) – The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) will not be rushed into revising the controversial false-start rule that sent Usain Bolt crashing out of the world championships 100 meters, a top official said on Wednesday.

The one-and-you-are-done rule has been in effect since January 2010 and most elite sprinters do not like it.

Aug 31, 2011

Athletics-IAAF will not rush to change rule that ousted Bolt

DAEGU, South Korea, Aug 31 (Reuters) – The International
Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) will not be rushed
into revising the controversial false-start rule that sent Usain
Bolt crashing out of the world championships 100 metres, a top
official said on Wednesday.

The one-and-you-are-done rule has been in effect since
January 2010 and most elite sprinters do not like it.