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World Beater: Bolt wins gold in 200 (The Charlotte Observer)
Jamaica's Usain Bolt made history once again at the Beijing Olympics, as he won gold in the men's 200 meters with another world record. Bolt had already won the 100 in world record time Saturday and set his second WR of the Games on Wednesday, blowing away the field with a time of 19.30 seconds. The previous record of 19.32 seconds was set by American sprinter Michael Johnson at the 1996 Atlanta ...
Canadian Koeverden sets world best time in flatwater men's K1 500m (People's Daily)
Adam van Koeverden of Canada set a world best time of 1 minute 35.554 seconds in the Olympic canoeing flatwater kayak single (K1) 500m heat on Tuesday. Koeverden, who won the K1 500m title in Athens, advanced straight to the final. The 26-year-old also won the heat in the K1 1,000m on Monday, showing a good form to better his third place over the distance in Athens. The earlier world best of ...
U.S. team wins World Cup soccer qualifer (Moldova.org)
Carlos Bocanegra's goal lifted the United States to a 1-0 win over Guatemala Wednesday in a World Cup soccer qualifying match.Bocanegra scored in the 68th minute.The U.S. team's next qualifier is scheduled Sept. 6 in Cuba. It will be the first time the American team has visited Cuba in 61 years.
Usain Bolt sets world record in Olympic 200 meters (Los Angeles Times)
The Jamaican sprinter wins gold with a time of 19.30 seconds. He is the first person to break both the 100 and 200 world records in the Olympics. BEIJING -- To those who know track and field, to those who have watched Usain Bolt grow up, the most significant step he made wasn't what has happened in the last three months, when the Jamaican jumped from sprinting's elite into a class of his own.
The World's Richest Royals (Forbes)
The world's longest-reigning monarch, Thailand's King Bhumibol, is now its richest royal.
Uruguay beat Japan 3-1 in World Cup tune-up match (AFP via Yahoo! News)
Two-time world champions Uruguay powered their way to a 3-1 victory over Japan on Wednesday in a tune-up match for the World Cup qualifier next month.
Bolt strikes double gold in sprint with another world record (TODAYonline)
Jamaica's Usain Bolt poses by his world record winning time after winning the men's 200m final at the "Bird's Nest" National Stadium at the Beijing Olympic Games.
Bolt sets 200m world record to claim sprint double (AFP via Yahoo! News)
Jamaican Usain Bolt streaked to the 200m gold in world record time Wednesday to complete the sprint double for the first time in 24 years at the Olympic Games and then loudly declared himself "Number One".
Bolt set world record in 200; U.S. men's basketball team routs Aussies (Miami Herald)
BEIJING - Usain Bolt of Jamaica ran a world record time of 19:30 seconds to add the 200-meter dash to his earlier victory in the 100.
My time at World Youth Day (Narooma News)
WYD, is there anyone left who does not know that these three letters stand for world Youth Day.