Photo: Jamaican track and field legend Usain Bolt has tested positive for Covid-19
The sports world was thrown into a tailspin when it was disclosed that Jamaican track and field legend Usain Bolt tested positive for Covid-19 on Monday.
Bolt revealed that he voluntarily did the test on Saturday, as part of preparations to leave Jamaica for work commitments.
Photo: The Honourable Olivia Grange, Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport says that the Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce statue in now in Jamaica.
The Honourable Olivia Grange, Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport announced today that the statue to be erected in honour of Jamaica’s leading female sprinter, Shelly-Ann Fraser Pryce, is now in the island.
Photo: Usain Bolt is comforted by his teammates Julian Forte (back to camera),Yohan Blake and Omar McLeod after suffering a cramp on the anchor leg of the 4x100m finals at the World Championships on Saturday.
Jamaica entered the tenth and final day of the IAAF World Championships in London hopeful of adding to the meager four medals gained over the previous nine days, and having had three finalists in the women’s 400m would have felt they had a chance of medaling in the 4x400m relay.
Photo: Usain Bolt is going after yet another World Championship 100m gold medal today (photo courtesy of the Mirror)
There was major disappointment in the morning session of day two of the IAAF World Championships in London for Jamaica as pre-championship medal favourite, O’Dayne Richards, failed to advance to the final round of the Men’s Shot Put.
File Photo: Great Britain's Mo Farah winning the 5000m at the Racers Grand Prix in Jamaica earlier this year.
Six Jamaicans out of a total of eight advanced in their respective disciplines on Friday’s opening night of the 16th IAAF World Championships in London; on the same night that Great Britain’s greatest middle distance runner of all time, Mo Farah, claimed his third World Championship 10,000 gold medal in a row, in his last World Championships.
File Photo: Usain Bolt strikes his famous Lightening Bolt pose after competing in his last competitive race in Jamaica at the Racers Grand Prix.
It is only fitting that at the Championships where he will call time on his historic and legendary career, Jamaican sprinting icon Usain Bolt will highlight day one of the IAAF World Athletics Championships which begins on Friday in London, England.
Photo: Olympic Triple Jump champion Christian Taylor will be performing at the Racers Grand Prix Meet on Saturday.
Just like he did at the London Olympic Games, American triple jump, back to back gold medalist, Christian Taylor will have a front row seat to watch Usain Bolt perform at yet another historic moment is his illustrious career.
Back in 2012 when Usain Bolt repeated as Olympic double sprint champion, Taylor got to watch Bolt win the 200m from track-side.
Photo: Olympic Double-Sprint Champion Elaine Thompson will headline the Jamaican Women's team to the third IAAF World Relays set for Nassau, Bahamas, on April 22-23, 2017.
A mix of youth and experience aptly describes the 41 member Jamaican contingent to the third IAAF World Relays set for Nassau, Bahamas, on April 22-23, 2017.
The women's squad is led by reigning Olympic sprint-double champion, Elaine Thompson, whilst Asafa Powell is listed among the top male competitors.
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;