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Photo: Jamaica's 4x100m gold medal team at the Beijing Olympics (Getty Images)

The international media sphere is being buzzing since Wednesday morning with the news that arguably the world’s greatest track-and-field star, Usain Bolt is set to lose one of his 2008 Beijing gold medals.

This is on the back of an International Olympic Committee (IOC) release, confirming that the Jamaican 4x100 relay team is being stripped of their 2008 victory after squad member Nesta Carter tested positive for a banned substance.

An expert from the IOC release;

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WORLD Championships shot put bronze medalist and ranked Shot Putter O'Dayne Richards continues to enjoy a rich vein of form post the Beijing World Championship. He managed to hang with the big boys at the IAAF World Challenge meeting in Berlin, Germany on Sunday.

He secured third place with a mark of 21.05m, behind Tom Walsh of New Zealand, 21.47 meters and the German David Storl, 21.19m.

He had success again on Monday at the IAAF World challenge meet in Zagreb, Croatia as he hurled the shot to 21.29 metres to finish second behind the New Zealander Tom Walsh.

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Photo: The irrepressible Elaine Thompson

In her post-race comments at 15th IAAF World Championship, the 200m silver medalist Elaine Thompson mentioned the word “scared”.

“The first time in the 200m, I was scared when my coach told me that I was going to run it at the trials. I was like wow, no 100m for me, but I just worked with him; he is a good coach and anything he has in store for me, I just work with him," said Thompson.

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Photo: O'Dayne Richards performing at the World Championships in Beijing, China last month. (Gettty Images)

O'Dayne Richards struck another high note in his career, when he rose to the occasion to secure Jamaica's first medal at the recently concluded 15th IAAF World Championship in Beijing China.

This has given a boost to an already good resume, which includes the Commonwealth Games Gold in 2014, Pan American Gold in 2015, CAC Gold and two time World University Games gold.

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Photo: Ludlow Watts JAAA Treasurer,Dr. Warren Blake, JAAA President, Natalie Neita-Headley Minister of Sports and Stephen Miller, Sponsorship & Events Manager LIME pose for the camera after the telecoms firm announced a two-year $28M sponsorship of the JAAA and the Jamaica Track & Field Team.

Combined telecommunications firms Flow & LIME have inked a deal valued at J$28 million with the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) that will see the merged entity contributing to the development of track & field and the national teams.

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When Asafa Powell crossed the line in 9.98s on Thursday night, in heat 1 of the Men’s 100m at the Supreme Ventures/Jamaica Administrative Association (JAAA) Athletics Championships, he was doing what he is best known for, running sub-10 in the 100m.

The former national champion cruised to victory in his heat, followed home by Yohan Blake in a sluggish 10.24s. With no Usain Bolt at the championships and Blake just returning from injury, Powell is the odds on favourite to win the 100m final, but he is not feeling pressured by the situation.

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With a raft of withdrawals hitting the Supreme Ventures/Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) Senior Athletics Championships, one bright spark for Jamaican fans is the return of former 100m World Champion, Yohan “the Beast” Blake.

The sprinter who has been sidelined for the past two years due to injuries, competed in heat 1 of the Men’s 100m on Thursday night, Day 1 of the championships, where he finished second to Asafa Powell in a modest 10.24s.

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With a raft of withdrawals hitting the Supreme Ventures/Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) Senior Athletics Championships, one bright spark for Jamaican fans is the return of former 100m World Champion, Yohan “the Beast” Blake.

The sprinter who has been sidelined for the past two years due to injuries, competed in heat 1 of the Men’s 100m on Thursday night, Day 1 of the championships, where he finished second to Asafa Powell in a modest 10.24s.