Usain Bolt Pens £2-M (US$4M) Book Deal

JAMAICA’S triple Olympic and World Championships gold medallist Usain Bolt has inked a book deal with HarperSport, valued at a whopping £2 million. According to a report published by insidethegames, the two-book deal, which was announced yesterday, will include an autobiography shortly after the London 2012 Games.

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No Dope: Ft. Lauderdale Man to Smoke 115,000th Joint

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Who says Irv Rosenfeld can’t get stoned? Constantly

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When you think of the world’s most prolific pot smokers, certain names come to mind: Snoop, Cheech and Chong, Willie Nelson.

How about Irvin Rosenfeld?

The 56-year-old Fort Lauderdale stockbroker will put his name among the greats when he sets a world record tomorrow for weed consumption while lighting up his 115,000th joint. Continue reading

Usain Bolt – Man of the Year – Lightning Strikes Twice

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Lightning seems to strike twice in many ways for Usain Bolt. Breaking the 100m world record at a major championship, the Olympics in Beijing, China, in 2008, and doing the same a year later in 2009 at the World Championships in Berlin, Germany. Check.

Decimating the 200m world record in Beijing in 2008 and repeating the feat in 2009 in Berlin. Check again.

Now, he has done the same by copping the Gleaner’s 2009 Man of the Year Award for the second year in a row. Continue reading

Usain Bolt Set To Rake In US$500,000 for South Korea Race

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MONTE-CARLO, Monaco (CMC) – Jamaica’s phenomenal World and Olympic sprint champion Usain Bolt is set to enjoy a whopping US$500,000 payday for competing in the 100 metres in South Korea later this month.

Bolt… has been labelled the greatest sprinter of all time

Bolt is expected to tackle the shorter sprint on September 25 at the Daegu Pre-Championships Meeting.

Moon Dong-hoo, vice-president of the organising committee for the 2011 Daegu IAAF World Championships in Athletics, said Bolt confirmed that he will race in Daegu and the details are now being worked out for his 100-metre appearance. Continue reading

Usain Bolt given 3-ton piece of Berlin Wall

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BERLIN — Usain Bolt was honored by the city of Berlin by receiving an original segment of the Berlin Wall — nearly three tons of it.

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AP Photo/Gero BreloerUsain Bolt was honored Sunday by Mayor Klaus Wowereit, who gave the sprinter a piece of the Berlin Wall with a custom paint scheme.

The Jamaican sprinter, who broke world records in winning gold medals in the 100 and 200 meters, was presented with the piece of wall at a small ceremony Sunday, the final day of the world championships.

The 12-foot high section will be delivered to Bolt’s training camp in Jamaica. Continue reading

Usain Bolt Runs 19.19s Crushing The World Record 200m In Berlin

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BOLT breaks 100m World Record in 9.58s

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Jamaica’s Usain Bolt sets a new 100m world record yesterday in Berlin.

BERLIN, Germany:

A race billed as a showdown featuring the world’s three fastest men ended in a complete rout inside the Berlin Olympic Stadium last night.

Jamaica’s Usain Bolt blasted the men’s 100 metres world record into the stratosphere with an amazing run of 9.58 seconds at the 12th IAAF World Championships in Athletics. The new record was eleven-hundredths of a second below the world mark he set at the Beijing Olympics last year. Continue reading