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Jesse Owens and Other Athletes in 1936 Olympics

February 19th, 2017 Comments off

Jesse Owens

Can Justin Gatlin Win Gold in Rio?

August 14th, 2016 Comments off

Jamaica has been dominating the sprinter scene in the Olympics. Usain Bolt has been the king in the men’s 100m and 200m. Justin Gatlin is the USA’s best hope for winning gold in the Rio Olympics. Can he get it done?

Justin Gaitlin

Elaine Thompson Wins 100m in Rio Olympics

August 13th, 2016 Comments off

Elaine Thompson

Elaine Thompson wins title of world’s fastest women by winning the 100m representing Jamaica in the Rio Olympics 2016.

Oscar Pistorius Could Face Up to 25 Years in Prison as Murder Trial Concludes

July 28th, 2014 Comments off

Oscar Pistorius, also known as the “Blade Runner“, is currently awaiting sentencing for murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. The trial surrounding Oscar Pistorius and his murder of his long time girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp has finally concluded after a long period of four months. The jury is expected to announce the news about the sentencing in a matter of just a few weeks. Reeva Steenkamp, who is a model, was shot four times and found dead inside his home in South Africa on Valentine’s Day last year.

With the exception of this murder trial incident, Oscar Pistorius is a Paralympic superstar who is best known for competing against able bodied track and field athletes in the 2012 Olympics.

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Oscar Pistorius Charged with Murder

February 14th, 2013 Comments off

Oscar Pistorius, also known as the “Blade Runner“, has been taken into custody for possibly murdering his girfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Reeva Steenkamp, who is a model, was shot four times and found dead inside his home in South Africa.

South Africans were shocked by the news of the killing. Oscar Pistorious is a Paralympic superstar who became famous for competing against able bodied track and field athletes in the 2012 Olympics.

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Usain Bolt: The World’s Fastest Man

August 7th, 2012 Comments off

We told you earlier that Usain Bolt is one of the Jamaican sprinters to watch out for in 2012. Usain Bolt dominated in the men’s 100m to earn title of “world’s fastest man” in the finals at the 2012 Olympics in London. Bolt’s Jamaican training partner Yohan Blake got the silver medal and Justin Gatlin won the bronze for the USA. Usain Bolt set an Olympic record in the race with a time of 9.63

Usain Bolt defended his Olympic title and has won the gold in the men’s 100m in back to back Summer Olympics. In the 2008 Olympics, Bolt won Olympic gold medals in both the 100m and 200m sprints. He is looking repeat this accomplishment once again in the 2012 Olympics as he prepares for the 200m.

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Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce: The World’s Fastest Woman

August 6th, 2012 Comments off

We told you earlier that Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce is one of the Jamaican sprinters to watch out for in 2012. Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce edged out American sprinter Carmelita Jeter in the 100m to earn title of “world’s fastest woman” in the finals at the 2012 Olympics in London.

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce defended her Olympic title and has won the gold in the women’s 100m in 2 straight Summer Olympics. In the 2008 Olympics, she became the first Jamaican woman in history to win an Olympic gold medal in the 100m sprint.

Here is a picture of the Jamaican sprinter Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce:

Shelly Ann Fraser Pryce

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Can Anyone Break Flo Jo’s World Record in 100 meters?

August 4th, 2012 Comments off

Florence Griffith-Joyner known as Flo Jo was one of the best female Olympic athletes ever. Her world records in the 100m and 200m dashes still stand today. She ran a whopping 10.49 in the 100 meters which is still the current world record giving her the title of “the world’s fastest woman of all time”. Carmelita Jeter is probably the fastest woman alive right now and will be going for her first Olympic gold medal in the 100m later today in the women’s 100m final. As of right now though, Flo Jo remains the fastest woman ever.


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2012 Olympic Athletes to Watch: Oscar Pistorius

August 2nd, 2012 Comments off

Oscar Pistorius is a South African sprinter to watch out for in 2012. Oscar Pistorius was born on November 22, 1986 and also known as the Blade Runner. He is listed at 6′ 1″ and 177 lbs in prosthetics. Despite having double amputation of his legs, Pistorius is famous for competing in international competitions against able-bodied athletes. This track and field star athlete specializes in the men’s 100m, 200m, and 400m sprints.

Oscar Pistorius is definitely one of the 2012 Olympic athletes to watch in London, England. Oscar Pistorius, also known as the “Blade Runner“, has raised controversy by being allowed to compete against able bodied athletes in the 2012 Olympics. Pistorius will be competing in the men’s 400m at the 2012 Olympics in London.

Here is a picture of the “Blade Runner” Oscar Pistorius:

Oscar Pistorius

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2012 Olympic Athletes to Watch: Usain Bolt

July 18th, 2012 Comments off

Usain Bolt is a Jamaican sprinter to watch out for in 2012. Usain Bolt was born on August 21, 1986. He is listed at 6′ 5″ and 200 lbs. This track and field star athlete specializes in the men’s 100m and 200m sprints.

Usain Bolt is definitely one of the 2012 Olympic athletes to watch in London, England. Bolt holds the world records on the the men’s 100m and 200m. Bolt won gold medals in the 100m, 200m, and 4 x 100m relay events in the 2008 Olympics in Beijing.

Here is a picture of the world’s fastest man Usain Bolt:

Usain Bolt

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