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It's over: Bolt's Australian football dream collapses

Nov 02, 2018 - 3:58 PM

The track superstar had hoped to fulfill a childhood dream of becoming a pro football player with the Central Coast Mariners

STAR POWER. Usain Bolt's presence at the Mariners garnered the club huge publicity. Photo by Thomas Samson/AFP

Usain Bolt 'offered cut-price deal' in Australia - media

Oct 22, 2018 - 2:10 PM

The world's sprint king is trying to fulfill his dream of becoming a professional footballer following a decorated career in athletics

NEW CAREER. Usain Bolts' manager says the eight-time Olympian has been offered a contract by Central Coast Mariners. File photo by Peter Parks/AFP


Sprint king Bolt rejects Malta football offer

Oct 18, 2018 - 2:26 PM

The eight-time Olympic champion hopes to pursue his dream of becoming a professional footballer in Australia

STILL TRAINING. Usain Bolt will continue with his ‘indefinite training period’ with the Australian club Central Coast Mariners. Photo by Peter Park/AFP

Bolt offered contract with Malta football club – reports

Oct 16, 2018 - 11:24 AM

Usain Bolt continues his boyhood dream of becoming a football player after retiring from athletics in 2017

LIVING THE DREAM. Olympic sprinter Usain Bolt, playing for A-League football club Central Coast Mariners, scores his first two goals in his competitive start against Macarthur South West United. Photo by PETER PARKS / AFP.

Usain Bolt fumes over drug test notice

Oct 15, 2018 - 6:43 PM

Already retired from athletics, the sprint legend questions the drug test notice

ANOTHER ROUTE. Usain Bolt is bidding for a professional football career in Australia. AFP PHOTO / Thomas Samson/AFP


Nuts and Bolt! Sprint legend grabs double after painful kick

Oct 12, 2018 - 7:59 PM

Usain Bolt recovers from a kick in the groin by scoring 2 goals in a preseason football game for Australia's Central Coast Mariners

CROSSOVER. Usain Bolt, playing for A-League football club Central Coast Mariners, jumps while controlling the ball in his first competitive start for the club against Macarthur South West United in Sydney. Photo by Peter Parks/AFP

Usain Bolt arrives in Australia on football quest

Aug 18, 2018 - 3:12 PM

Australian football club Central Coast Mariners has given the Olympic track superstar a chance to prove his worth

NEW CHALLENGE. After a stellar track career, Usain Bolt hopes to make a mark in professional football. Photo by Thomas Samson/AFP

Usain Bolt chases football dream in Australia

Jul 17, 2018 - 10:34 AM

The 8-time Olympic champion will try his luck in the A-League

NEWFOUND LOVE. Usain Bolt plays for the FIFA 98 team against France's 1998 World Cup national football team to mark the 20th anniversary of the country's first World Cup title. File photo by Thomas Samson/AFP

The week in photos: August 12-18, 2017

Aug 19, 2017 - 1:12 PM

This week s selection of photo highlights here and around the world

ANTI-RACISM. Protesters block both directions of the Interstate 580 freeway during a rally against racism in Oakland, California on August 12, 2017. Photo by Josh Edelson/AFP

'Superhuman' wanted – Bolt exit leaves vacuum to fill

Aug 14, 2017 - 3:00 PM

At one point athletics resembled Usain Bolt down and out on the track Now the sport is rebuilding its image

Gatlin hails Bolt the 'showman' despite relay flop

Aug 13, 2017 - 1:24 PM

Gold medalist Justin Gatlin says Usain Bolt is a great athlete and still the best in the world

Sad farewell for injured Bolt as Britain wins 4x100m relay

Aug 13, 2017 - 11:47 AM

Usain Bolts suffers a cramp in his left hamstring during the race but refuses to ride in a wheelchair off the track

Bolt fails to retire as champ but happy to remain mom's golden boy

Aug 06, 2017 - 11:19 AM

Usain Bolt says I m sorry I couldn t end it on a winning note but I want to thank you for your support

Boos as Gatlin stuns Bolt to win 100m world title

Aug 06, 2017 - 10:51 AM

Usain Bolt claims the bronze with a 9 95sec record

Usain Bolt wants to prove 'unbeatable' at final world championship

Aug 03, 2017 - 12:08 PM

Usain Bolt calls himself the underdog as he seeks to defend his 100m title at the IAAF World Championships

SWAN SONG. Usain Bolt wants to bring the curtain down on his individual exploits as a sprinter who was 'unbeatable, unstoppable.' Photo by Adrian Dennis/AFP

Usain Bolt turns in Olympic medal, says 'rules are rules'

Jan 28, 2017 - 1:20 PM

Bolt returns one of his nine medals but doesn t believe it will take away from what he s done in his career

HISTORIC MOMENT. Jamaica's Usain Bolt celebrates after he won the Men's 100m Final during the athletics event at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium in Rio de Janeiro on August 14, 2016. Johannes Eisele/AFP

Usain Bolt loses one Olympic gold after teammate fails drug test

Jan 26, 2017 - 4:42 AM

Bolt s Olympic gold total falls to 8 after a retest of his 2008 relay teammate Nesta Carter s sample tests positive for a banned substance

"HEARTBREAKING." Jamaica's Usain Bolt is deprived of one of his "triple-triples" due to no fault of his own. Johannes Eisele/AFP

Bolt, Phelps cap era of excellence

Dec 20, 2016 - 4:04 PM

The two athletes inspired a legion of young competitors determined to flourish on sport s biggest stage even as Olympic officials grapple with soaring costs corruption and the ever present specter of doping

END OF AN ERA. File Photos by OLIVIER MORIN, CHRISTOPHE SIMON / AFP

10 momen mengejutkan di dunia olahraga sepanjang 2016

Dec 20, 2016 - 3:18 PM

Mulai dari berita duka juara tak terduga hingga pemecah rekor

Olympics: Athletics nervously enters post-Bolt world

Aug 22, 2016 - 2:59 PM

Usain Bolt has consistently been a beacon for clean athletes amid doping and corruption scandals

LIFE AFTER BOLT. Usain Bolt of Jamaica kisses the finish line after winning the men's 4x100m relay final of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. EPA/LUKAS COCH

wRap Olimpiade hari ini: Sabtu, 20 Agustus 2016

Aug 20, 2016 - 5:53 PM

Apa saja yang terjadi di Olimpiade Rio 2016 sejauh ini?

epa05501258 Usain Bolt of Jamaica celebrates winning the men's 4x100m relay final race of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games Athletics, Track and Field events at the Olympic Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 19 August 2016. EPA/FRANCK ROBICHON

'I'm the greatest' - Usain Bolt bows out of Olympics with 9 golds

Aug 20, 2016 - 5:17 PM

Usain Bolt brings down the curtain on his historic Olympic run in fashion winning his ninth gold medal after accomplishing a triple triple

TRIPLE TRIPLE. Usain Bolt of Jamaica continued his dominant streak in Rio. Photo by Zsolt Czegledi/EPA

Mission accomplished as Usain Bolt seals Olympic 'triple-triple'

Aug 20, 2016 - 9:52 AM

3rd UPDATE I m going to stay up late and have fun says Bolt I never knew this would happen when I started out

ANOTHER WIN. Usain Bolt of Jamaica celebrates winning the men's 4x100m relay final race of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games Athletics, Track and Field events at the Olympic Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, August 19, 2016. Photo by Franck Robichon/EPA

Kado perpisahan Usain Bolt: 9 medali emas Olimpiade

Aug 20, 2016 - 9:45 AM

Bolt mendapatkan Triple Triple memenangi setiap nomor pertandingan yang ia ikuti di 3 pagelaran Olimpiade

TRIPLE-TRIPLE. Usain Bolt ketika mencapai garis finish nomor lari estafet 4x100 meter di Olimpiade Rio, pada 19 Agustus 2016. Ia mendapatkan medali emas ketiganya. Foto oleh Franck Robichon/EPA

Tentang Usain Bolt dan 5 hal yang perlu kamu ketahui

Aug 20, 2016 - 8:57 AM

Usain Bolt akan memasuki masa pensiun usai Olimpiade Rio 2016

wRap Olimpiade hari ini: Jumat, 19 Agustus 2016

Aug 19, 2016 - 7:51 PM

Apa saja yang terjadi di Olimpiade Rio 2016 sejauh ini?

Tiamzons, Duterte vs De Lima, Usain Bolt | 6PM wRap

Aug 19, 2016 - 7:21 PM

Watch the 6PM wRap with Zak Yuson

Usain Bolt argues he's among the greatest athletes ever

Aug 19, 2016 - 3:32 PM

Usain Bolt feels he should be ranked among Pele Muhammad Ali and Michael Phelps in the pantheon of sports greats

CATCH ME IF YOU CAN. Usain Bolt has been without peer as a sprinter over the past several Olympiads. He believes he should be ranked among the highest athletes of all-time. Photo by Antonio Lacerda/EPA

Usain Bolt sprints to third straight Olympic 200m title

Aug 19, 2016 - 10:53 AM

Bolt 29 clocked in at 19 78 seconds to win another gold medal

Olimpiade Rio: Usain Bolt dapat medali emas nomor 200 meter

Aug 19, 2016 - 9:44 AM

Usain Bolt mencapai garis finish dengan catatan waktu 19 79 detik

'Contagious' Bolt inspired me, says Jamaica's McLeod

Aug 17, 2016 - 1:19 PM

The 22 year old McLeod became the first athlete from Jamaica to win gold in the 110m hurdles

Marcos burial, NAIAX, Bolt | 6PM wRap

Aug 15, 2016 - 7:48 PM

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wRap Olimpiade hari ini: Senin, 15 Agustus 2016

Aug 15, 2016 - 1:45 PM

Apa saja yang terjadi di Olimpiade Rio 2016 sejauh ini?

Pelari Jamaika, Usain Bolt, meraih emas nomor 100 meter sprint di Olimpiade Rio, pada 14 Agustus 2016. Foto oleh Franck Robichon/EPA

Usain Bolt raih emas pertama di Olimpiade Rio

Aug 15, 2016 - 9:53 AM

Bolt masih menjadi manusia tercepat di dunia

Pelari Jamaika, Usain Bolt, meraih emas nomor 100 meter sprint di Olimpiade Rio, pada 14 Agustus 2016. Foto oleh Franck Robichon/EPA

'Lightning' strikes thrice as Usain Bolt completes 100m hat-trick

Aug 15, 2016 - 9:33 AM

UPDATED Usain Bolt now stands as the only athlete ever in the 120 year history of sprinting in the modern Olympics to win 3 consecutive individual Olympic sprint titles

HISTORIC MOMENT. Jamaica's Usain Bolt celebrates after he won the Men's 100m Final during the athletics event at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium in Rio de Janeiro on August 14, 2016. Johannes Eisele/AFP

Usain Bolt says Rio will be his last Olympics

Aug 09, 2016 - 1:56 PM

I ve done enough I ve proven myself over and over again this is the last one

BOLTED. Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt takes in the sights of Rio during what he says will be his Olympic swansong. Photo by Michael Kappeler/EPA

Drug-tainted US sprinters try to upstage Bolt at Rio Olympics

Jul 29, 2016 - 1:19 PM

One US runner claims his positive drug tests were caused by penis enlargement treatment

Usain Bolt eyes Olympic 'triple triple' as athletics emerges from darkest hour

Jul 29, 2016 - 12:41 PM

Already a 6 time Olympic gold medalist Usain Bolt is hoping to add to his accomplishments

ROAD TO RIO. Jamaican Usain Bolt celebrates winning the Men's 100m race at the IAAF World challenge Golden Spike meeting in Ostrava, Czech Republic, 20 May 2016. EPA/FILIP SINGER

Usain Bolt berlari melawan api, iklan Olimpiade Rio terbaik?

Jul 19, 2016 - 11:18 AM

Usain Bolt berlomba lari melawan api dalam iklan terbaru Nissan sponsor utama Olimpiade Rio 2016

Pelari asal Jamaika, Usain Bolt, saat memenangi lomba lari 100 meter pria di  IAAF World challenge Golden Spike di Ostrava, Republik Ceko, pada 20 Mei 2016. Foto oleh Filip Singer/EPA

Usain Bolt aims for more Olympic glory in Rio

Jul 12, 2016 - 3:23 PM

Bolt seeks to become the first man to win 3 straight triple triples after wins in Beijing in 2008 and London in 2012

ROAD TO RIO. Jamaican Usain Bolt celebrates winning the Men's 100m race at the IAAF World challenge Golden Spike meeting in Ostrava, Czech Republic, 20 May 2016. EPA/FILIP SINGER

Sports stars Curry, Bolt, Spieth make Time's 'Most Influential' list

Apr 22, 2016 - 8:09 AM

Sports figures including Jamaican sprint star Usain Bolt and NBA MVP Stephen Curry pepper Time magazine s 2016 100 Most Influential People list

GOOD COMPANY. Golfer Jordan Spieth, basketball star Stephen Curry and sprinter Usain Bolt are among the sports stars in Time's Most Influential list for 2016. File photos

Usain Bolt confirms Rio Olympics will be his last

Mar 22, 2016 - 5:42 PM

The Jamaican sprint king says the curtain would come down on his Olympic career in this year s games in Rio de Janeiro

ONE LAST RUN. Jamaica's Usain Bolt, seen here during the Beijing 2015 IAAF World Championships in August 2015, confirms the Rio Olympics will be hist last. Photo by DIEGO AZUBEL/EPA

WATCH: Cameraman on scooter crashes into Usain Bolt

Aug 28, 2015 - 9:52 AM

The rumor I m trying to start right now is that Justin Gatlin paid him off joked Usain Bolt

CRASH FINISH. Usain Bolt helps up a cameraman whose Segway scooter went out of control and crashed into him. Photo by AFP

Athletics: Bolt quashes Gatlin's coup attempt in Beijing

Aug 24, 2015 - 7:46 AM

Meanwhile Olympic champion Jessica Ennis Hill completes a fairytale comeback by winning her second heptathlon world title

LIKE LIGHTNING. Usain Bolt of Jamaica wins the men's 100m final during the Beijing 2015 IAAF World Championships at the National Stadium in Beijing, China, August 23, 2015. Srdjan Suki/EPA

Usain Bolt 'sad' as doping talk dominates Beijing Worlds

Aug 20, 2015 - 4:56 PM

Usain Bolt the 6 time Olympic gold medalist from Jamaica says it saddens him that doping issues have overshadowed the track competition at the upcoming IAAF World Championships

Bolt steals Commonwealth Games show but England tops medals

Aug 03, 2014 - 1:04 PM

Sprint superstar Usain Bolt anchored the Jamaican team to victory in the Commonwealth Games men s 4x100m relay as England topped the medals table for the first time in 28 years

HEAD OF THE PACK. Usain Bolt (C) sprints to gold in the Men’s 4x100m Relay Final on Saturday, August 2. Photo by EPA/STR

Bolt eyes Rio after edging closer to world medal record

Aug 18, 2013 - 10:20 AM

Bolt now has the opportunity to draw level with the present mark of eight world gold medals won by retired American duo Carl Lewis and Michael Johnson

ANOTHER WIN. Jamaica's Usain Bolt celebrates after winning the men's 200 meters final at the 2013 IAAF World Championships at the Luzhniki stadium in Moscow on August 17, 2013. Photo by AFP / Kirill Kudryavtsev

Science wRap: From false memories to methane 'bomb'

Jul 29, 2013 - 2:24 PM

This week: False memories dolphin whistles a photobomb from space and light stopped in its tracks

Bolt to run in Brussels and Rome

Mar 21, 2013 - 8:45 AM

Sprint superstar Usain Bolt has confirmed that he will race in Diamond League meets in Brussels and Rome

Bolt off to solid start in 2013

Feb 10, 2013 - 8:50 AM

Lightning quick Usain Bolt was impressive in his 2013 debut in Jamaica