Exploit Usain? Think Again!

  Donald Trump obviously thinks he can use anyone to back up his nonsensical fight with the NFL players – even Jamaica’s Usain Bolt. The US president is railing against American football players who protest police brutality by refusing to stand for the National Anthem. It might seem to you that the First Amendment protects […]
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The Next Fastest Human?

Somebody once said the glory of the Olympics is not to have won but to have taken part.  And I hope they’re right because although I didn’t win, I took part in Jamaica’s equivalent of the Olympics – the secondary schools’ annual track-and-field championships. I wouldn’t have won, anyway, but I have a good excuse. […]
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In Usain’s Shadow

The Olympic games are history and the eyes of the world have moved on to newer attractions, but I haven’t said all I want to say about the historic spectacle in Rio. I would like to give belated laurels to Elaine Thompson.  Like Usain Bolt, the Jamaican sprinter won both the 100-meter and 200-meter events. She […]
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Usain and the Illuminati

  It’s been a while since I’ve heard the Illuminati conspiracy theory. You know, the one about a secret super-rich group actually controlling world politics? The belief has lurked in the shadows for many years, almost forgotten as new and juicier conspiracy stories emerge. But it’s back in the spotlight again. And you would never […]
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A Champion’s Heart of Gold

  Usain Bolt certainly doesn’t need my applause. He is the world’s darling. But there’s so much more to this man than the world sees. The thing that impresses me the most is his humanity. Fame and fortune have not gone to his head. Far from it. The “world’s fastest man” is one of the […]
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Watching the Olympics

  If you wonder why my blogs have been somewhat sporadic lately, the reason is simple: I have been watching the Olympics. I know, you’re going to tell me I’m crazy to care who wins the water polo and handball events, and the other arcane sports that get showcased every four years. But it”s all worth watching. […]
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One of the Good Guys

  In a world where politicians, actors and sports stars – and celebrities of every stripe – seem to get more obnoxious every day, it’s refreshing to read about someone like Usain Bolt. Not because he is such a phenomenal talent, not because he wins again and again, against all odds. But because he seems […]
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Jamaica’s Double Whammy

  Of course you know that Usain Bolt beat that mouthy Justin Gatlin in China on Sunday. But did you know Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce made history on Monday? If there’s one thing Jamaicans can do – and do superbly – it’s sprint. If I had been born in America or Canada, I might have been considered a sprinter. […]
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Usain Bolt Named one of ESPN’s Top 20 Athletes 1995-2015

Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt, has been named one of ESPN’s Top 20 Athletes 1995-2015.  The diverse list includes Lionel Messi, Shaquille O’Neal, Serena Williams, Tiger Woods and many other famous athletes during that 20 year period. Below is the list of ESPN’s Top 20 Athletes 1995-2015. No. 20: Sidney Crosby No. 19: Barry Bonds No. 18: […]
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Jamaican Usain Bolt ‘will not win Rio 2016 100m final’ will per predictions. Guess which American will?

Dutch statistics firm, Infostrada, is predicting that Rio 2016 will be a miserable Olympics for Usain Bolt in the 100m. The company monitors tracks events around the world in all Olympic sports. They convert these results into a formula to predict who will win each Olympic medal. Infostrada is predicting that Usain Bolt will not […]
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