By Kayon Raynor

Bolt leaves door open to 2017 sprint double at worlds

By Kayon Raynor KINGSTON (Reuters) - Usain Bolt has left the door open to running in both the 100 and 200 meters at next year's world championships where he said he will be more focused on protecting his legacy than topping his world records. The...

Wednesday, September 14, 2016, 5:02 AM

American rivals to feel 'full wrath' of lightning quick Bolt

By Kayon Raynor RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Usain Bolt is promising to let American sprinter Justin Gatlin "feel his full wrath" as he zones in on an unprecedented treble-treble of gold medals at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics. Bolt was given a...

Thursday, August 4, 2016, 9:05 AM

Bolt arrives in Rio for shot at immortality

By Kayon Raynor KINGSTON (Reuters) - Jamaica's Usain Bolt has landed in Rio de Janeiro more than a week before the Olympics opening ceremony to fine tune his preparations for his attempt at an unprecedented triple-triple of gold medals in the men's sprints...

Thursday, July 28, 2016, 3:06 AM

Jamaican anti-doping measures a 'model' for others: JOA

By Kayon Raynor KINGSTON (Reuters) - Rio Games-bound athletes from Jamaica, a nation that is no stranger to doping scandals, went through a drug-testing program the head of the Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA) calls a "model for many other countries."...

Tuesday, July 12, 2016, 4:48 PM

Bolt headlines Jamaica's 63-member Rio team

By Kayon Raynor KINGSTON (Reuters) - Sprint king Usain Bolt was named to the Jamaican Olympic team in the 100m, 200m and 4x100m races despite an injury that kept him from qualifying at trials, the Jamaican Olympic Association said on Monday. The six...

Monday, July 11, 2016, 12:52 PM

McLeod's Rio bid on track after Jamaica trials win

By Kayon Raynor KINGSTON (Reuters) - Omar McLeod remains on course to become the first Jamaican to win Olympic 110 meters hurdles gold after the world indoor champion recovered from a sluggish start to retain his national title in a time of 13.01 on Saturday...

Sunday, July 3, 2016, 8:40 AM

Injured Bolt on course for 200m at Olympics: official

By Kayon Raynor KINGSTON (Reuters) - Usain Bolt is still in contention to compete in the 200 meters at next month's Olympics in Rio despite missing his country's trials through injury, the Jamaican athletics team boss said on Saturday. Bolt...

Saturday, July 2, 2016, 10:56 PM

Hamstrung Bolt hopes to prove fitness in London to secure Rio spot

By Kayon Raynor KINGSTON (Reuters) - Usain Bolt confirmed suffering a grade one hamstring tear at Jamaica's Olympic trials on Friday but the star sprinter expects to secure his place at the Rio Games by proving his fitness at the London Anniversary Games later...

Saturday, July 2, 2016, 10:40 AM

Blake prevails in Olympic trials after injured Bolt withdraws

By Kayon Raynor KINGSTON (Reuters) - Yohan Blake won Jamaica's men’s 100 meters Olympic trials in 9.95 seconds on Friday after world and Olympic champion Usain Bolt pulled out minutes before the final with a hamstring injury. Bolt handed...

Saturday, July 2, 2016, 7:36 AM

Bolt staves off false starts to move into 100m semi-finals

By Kayon Raynor KINGSTON (Reuters) - Usain Bolt negotiated a series of delays and a false start in his own race before easily winning his quarter-final of the 100m in 10.15 seconds at Jamaica's national championships on Friday. Although sluggish from...

Friday, July 1, 2016, 7:54 AM

Bolt prepared to return Olympic relay gold

By Kayon Raynor KINGSTON (Reuters) - Usain Bolt has told Reuters he would have no problem giving back one of his six Olympic gold medals if a Jamaican relay team mate is confirmed to have failed a drugs test. Nesta Carter, who helped the 4x100 team...

Sunday, June 12, 2016, 11:59 AM

Bolt stumbles to victory in 9.88 seconds

By Kayon Raynor KINGSTON (Reuters) - Olympic sprint champion Usain Bolt sounded a strong warning to his rivals for the Rio Games by winning the 100 metres at the Racers Grand Prix in Kingston in 9.88 seconds on Saturday after recovering from a stumble...

Sunday, June 12, 2016, 10:03 AM

Jamaican sprinter Carter's 'B' sample tests positive

By Kayon Raynor KINGSTON (Reuters) - Jamaican Olympic relay gold medalist Nesta Carter's "B" sample for the use of a banned stimulant at the 2008 Beijing Games has returned positive, two sources familiar with the case told Reuters on Wednesday. The...

Thursday, June 9, 2016, 4:15 AM

Jamaican sprinter Carter fails 2008 doping re-test

By Kayon Raynor KINGSTON (Reuters) - Jamaican Olympic sprint relay gold medalist Nesta Carter has returned a doping violation for a banned stimulant after the re-testing of 454 samples from the 2008 Games, two sources familiar with the case told Reuters...

Friday, June 3, 2016, 6:57 PM