Usain Bolt, the eight-time Olympic gold medallist, it was announced on Tuesday, as the global spokesperson for the Bolt Mobility brand of personal electric scooters.

United States track and field legend Carl Lewis has insisted that it would be foolish not to question the records set by recently retired Jamaican sprint king Usain Bolt but claims it was never anything personal.

The 57-year-old Lewis, a nine-time Olympic gold medallist, sparked a firestorm in 2008 when he suggested that the spectacular feats accomplished by Bolt might have been with the aim of performance-enhancing drugs.  Lewis pointed to major reductions in the sprinter’s times over 100m an event he first competed in, in 2007.  In his youth, Bolt became the first junior sprinter to run the 200m in under twenty seconds.

Lewis’ criticism sparked the ire of fans worldwide, many turning to accused him of envy.  The American’s cynical point of view did not escape Bolt himself who insisted he had lost all respect for the former sprinter. 

In a recent interview on ‘Undeniable with Dan Patrick’, however, Lewis stood by the controversial comments but insists the issue was never personal and spoke to the integrity of the sport.

“My thing was I didn’t accuse anyone of anything but what I said is that you have to question if someone drops that fast like that.  If you don’t then you are crazy or a fool or something, whatever I said,” Lewis said in the interview to be aired on A&T Audience Network.

“My issue with drugs has always been the brand.  Being a sport that people think is on drugs is bad for the brand.  I didn’t trust it (Bolt’s times) so I put it out there.  People asked me, ‘What are you saying?’, I already said what I said and there is nothing to change. I stand by it,” he added.

The 32-year-old Bolt still holds the world records for both the 100m and 200m sprints, blistering marks of 9.58 and 19.19 set in 2009 that have seemed untouchable for the past several years.

“Of course, I questioned that.  It doesn’t mean I’m saying he is on it (drugs) but we should question it…they should question anyone that does that kind of drop.  I didn’t say anywhere that he was on it.  I said we should question it because if you don’t it’s ridiculous.”

A 7-year-old social media sensation is already drawing comparisons to Jamaican sprint king Usain Bolt after breaking records and leaving rivals stifling in his dust.

Rudolph Ingram, also known as Blaze, has been dubbed as the fastest kid in the world after clocking a speedy 13.48 seconds over 100m.  The mark smashed the previous best of 13.69 set in 2011. 

In two videos posted to his Instagram account, which already has over 300,000 followers, Blaze is seen destroying hapless opposition in no uncertain fashion.  According to his father, Rudolph Ingram Sr, who is an American football coach, Blaze became motivated after watching the Olympics and began training soon after the event.

“Proud To Say My Son Maybe The Fastest 7 Year Old In The World. To The Top Love All Those Hours Of Training Payed Off,” Ingram Sr. tweeted via Instagram.

Despite possessing obvious sprinting talent, however, Ingram is more interested in American football.

Juventus captain Giorgio Chiellini has likened team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo to Roger Federer and Usain Bolt, and is relishing learning from the five-time Ballon d'Or winner.

Ronaldo joined Juve in pre-season for a reported €110million after a successful nine-year spell with Real Madrid and he has been a hit in Italy too, scoring 18 Serie A goals in 23 appearances.

The move came as something of a shock and instantly saw Juve spoken about as arguably the favourites for the 2018-19 Champions League, with Ronaldo having played a vital role in Madrid's domination of the competition in the past three seasons.

Ronaldo's arrival also helped fill the void – in terms of experience and leadership – of Gianluigi Buffon, who joined Paris Saint-Germain for his swansong, allowing Chiellini to take up the role of captain on a permanent basis.

The Italian is enjoying learning from Ronaldo, who he feels is comparable to 20-time tennis grand slam winner Federer and Bolt, the eight-time Olympic champion generally regarded as the greatest sprinter of all time.

"Replacing Buffon is not easy at all," Chiellini told La Stampa. "As captain, you do not need to do the jobs of the others.  

"But, you have to help maintain a balance [in the squad], and in a multi-cultural dressing room which includes many different backgrounds, habits and religions, it's not always easy, but sharing that [environment] is beautiful.

"You become a leader. I am a curious person, a good observer and I like learning. For example, having Ronaldo close to me is interesting.

"He is like Bolt and Federer. Understanding the habits of those who have that extra gear helps. It is not to imitate him, but rather it helps to broaden my horizons [as captain]."

Eight-time Olympic gold medallist Usain Bolt made a statement at Mercedes-Benz Stadium ahead of Super Bowl LIII. 

A Japanese centenarian affectionately known as the ‘Golden Bolt’ for his record-breaking exploits on the track, has died at the age of 108.

Hidekichi Miyazaki caught the attention of the world, including Jamaican sprint king Usain Bolt, when he set the world record in the over-105 age group four years ago.  The relatively speedy Miyazaki clocked 42.22 seconds over 100m the day after his 105th birthday. 

He immediately paid tribute to Bolt, the world’s fastest man with his own version of the trademark ‘lightning Bolt’ pose, earning him the moniker of the Golden Bolt.

No previous world record existed when Miyazaki ran the time in his home city of Kyoto in 2015.  He, however, had not been entirely pleased with the performance.

"I am not happy with the time,” Miyazaki said at the time

"I started shedding tears during the race because I was going so slowly,” he added.

"Perhaps I'm getting old!"

His achievements were, however, recognized by the world’s fastest man who gave the golden-ager a shout out, despite owning a world record some 32.64 seconds faster.

"Shout out to 105-year-old Hidekichi Miyazaki of Japan who holds the record for the oldest sprinter to compete over 100m,” Bolt said via Twitter.

 

    

Eight-time Olympic champion Usain Bolt will be one of the hosts of the Sun Met in Cape Town South Africa this Saturday, January 26.

Former England footballer Gary Lineker has savagely trolled retired sprint king Usain Bolt who recently announced his decision to end the pursuit of becoming a professional footballer.

The 32-year-old Bolt had chased his ambitions of becoming a professional with stints at Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund, South African Mamelodi Sundown and Australia A-League club Central Coast Mariners where he signed up for a several weeks training stint.

None of the moves bore fruit, however, and the football announced earlier this week that while ‘it was fun while it lasted’ he would officially be giving up his dreams of becoming a pro footballer. 

The sprint double world record holder did manage to leave a mark of sorts when he played two matches for Central Coast and scored two goals against Macarthur South West.  It is this performance that fueled Lineker’s tongue in cheek response to the Jamaican’s announcement.

"After his rather abrupt retirement from professional football @usainbolt has the best goal per game ratio of pretty much any player ever. 2 games - 2 goals.

"Not even Messi and Ronaldo can compete with that. ?"

 Lineker

Retired track and field star Usain Bolt believes things could have been handled differently when it came to his dream of pursuing a professional football career but nonetheless admits that dream has ended.

The 32-year-old former sprint has always expressed an interest in playing professional football and chased after that goal after departing athletics in 2017. The Jamaican had stints at Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund, South African club Mamelodi Sundowns and Norwegian club Stromgodset before moving to join Australia A-League club Central Coast Mariners.

None of the moves bore fruit, however, with the former sprinter turning down an eventual deal with the Australian club after failing to agree on monetary compensation.  Despite being disappointed things did not work out, the Bolt admits he enjoyed the process but now looks forward to the future as a businessman.

"I don't want to say it wasn't dealt with properly, but I think we went about it, not the way we should and you learn your lesson, you live and you learn," Bolt said in a recent interview.

"It was a good experience. I really enjoyed just being in a team and it was different from track and field and it was fun while it lasted,” he added.

"I'm just doing many different things ... the sports life is over, so I'm now moving into different businesses, I have a lot of things in the pipeline, so as I say, I'm just dabbling in everything and trying to be a businessman now."

Trinidad and Tobago's 2008 men's 4x100m relay team have been officially awarded gold medals by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

The team of Richard Thompson, Marc Burns, Keston Bledman, Emmanuel Callender and Aaron Armstrong were awarded the gold after the Jamaican relay team’s members, including Usain Bolt, were stripped of their medals when Nesta Carter was found guilty last year of using a banned substance.

The Trinidad and Tobago team had finished behind the Jamaicans inside Beijing’s Bird’s Nest in Beijing.

Brian Lewis, President of the Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee, said he received a letter from the IOC around 5.15 pm on Friday, went through it with staff then contacted the athletes to let them know.

He said the athletes have until January 7 to return their silver medals as part of the process.

He said the athletes have four choices regarding the re-allocation ceremony. They can opt to receive them at the next Olympic Games, at the Olympic Museum, the World Champs or the TTOC's annual awards on December 29.

Lewis said he is pushing for the team to receive a medal bonus which could hopefully be presented at the awards. The medal bonus programme was introduced when he became TTOC president.

"I will take a proposal to the committee that even though there was no medal bonus programme in place in 2008 or 2012 that the five athletes receive medal bonus as per the current medal bonus used for 2016 Olympics," he said.

The bonus for the relay team’s gold medal from the Rio Olympics was US$20,000 to be shared, he said.

The next executive meeting is on December 12.

Lewis said he is happy for the team but as President of the Caribbean Association of National Olympic Committees (Canoc), he is conflicted.

"Those athletes, in particular, have served Trinidad and Tobago with dignity, patriotism, pride and an indomitable will throughout their careers But as I said with my Canoc hat on I feel a bit of empathy for the great man and our Jamaican brothers and sisters. Usain Bolt has conducted himself with class in this difficult situation," he said.

Lewis said the team has now joined the ranks of  Olympic gold medallists Hasely Crawford and Keshorn Walcott.

In 2016, the 4x100 relay team that placed third in the London Olympics in 2012 were upgraded to silver after American sprinter Tyson Gay received a one-year ban for testing positive for anabolic steroids.

Turkish top-tier soccer club Sivasspor has contacted Olympic sprint champion Usain Bolt over a potential deal for the second half of the season, media reports are claiming.

Usain Bolt arguably the greatest sprinter of all-time could team up with Diego Maradona, arguably the greatest footballer of all- time, at Mexican second division club Dorados.

According to reports, Maradona will attempt to convince the 32-year-old to continue the pursuit of his football dreams, which seemed to come to a screeching halt in the last few months, in Mexico.

Bolt, who spent the last few weeks training in Australia, failed to come to an agreement with A-League club Central Coast Mariners and admitted he was uncertain of the way forward.

Maradona became technical director of Dorados when they were a bottom of the table team in September. 

The team are heading for the playoffs and will meet Juarez in the first leg of the semi-finals.

 Maradona wants Bolt to spearhead his team's attack next season if he can secure promotion.  The Argentina great has reportedly started talking to sponsors in a bid to find a way to cover Bolt's wages.

Sprint great Usain Bolt says Premier League stars Paul Pogba and Raheem Sterling have encouraged his bid to become a professional footballer.

Retired sprint star Usain Bolt insists he will not be deterred by fierce criticism from former Republic of Ireland international Andy Keogh, who claimed the player had the touch of a trampoline on the football pitch.

The 32-year-old recently concluded an unsuccessful eight-week training spell at Australia A-League team Central Coast Mariners, after failing to agree on the terms of a permanent deal.

The Jamaican’s time in Australia had come in for mixed reviews with some claiming Bolt had shown a lack of real football ability, despite scoring twice during a friendly in October.

"People are going to say what they want, I'm used to this. I used to do track and field, people used to think badly of me when I started and I proved them wrong every year," Bolt told Sky Sports.

"Football is something that I want. I'm sure he [Keogh] is not at the level he was when he started, you know what I mean?” he added.

"I don't take it personally, I just laugh at these things because I've met Patrick Vieira, I've met so many big football players.”

Bolt, who is currently at a crossroads as it relates to his dream of playing professional football, revealed he had received encouragement from top Premier League stars Paul Pogba and Raheem Sterling.

Usain Bolt revealed he may give up on his dream of becoming a professional footballer despite having "a lot of offers".

The eight-time Olympic champion, 32, was unable to agree to a deal with the Central Coast Mariners after a trial with the A-League club.

Bolt was also linked with a move to Malta last month and while the sprinting great said he had options, he is considering stopping his pursuit of a football career.

"With the Central Coast, we couldn't work out the contract stuff so that's dead, but I've got a lot of offers from other clubs out there," he said on Wednesday.

"Now we're just trying to figure out what [to do].

"We'll make a decision before the end of November if I'm going to go to another club or call it actually quits."

Bolt scored twice for the Mariners during a friendly in October, but the parties were unable to agree to a deal.

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