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Usain Bolt celebrates winning 200m gold with his adoring fans

IOC president Jacques Rogge says Usain Bolt is not a 'legend' yet

He may have become the first man to win consecutive gold medals in both the 100 and 200 metres but Jacques Rogge has denied Usain Bolt the third title he came to the London 2012 Olympic Games to collect. The president of the International Olympic Committee has told the Jamaican sprinter he is not yet a “living legend”.

Usain Bolt is mobbed by fans

Usain Bolt steals the Olympics show to stand apart in pantheon of sprinters

Jamaican makes history by becoming first man to win 100m and 200m in consecutive Games

August 9, 2012: Martyn Rooney and Jack Green of Great Britain after the men's 4 x 400 metres relay heat, in which they qualified for the final

Team GB reach 4 x 400 metres relay final with impressive run

Jack Green today lived up to his promise to show what he is capable of with a baton in his hand by helping Britain reach the final of the men's 4x400m relay.

Usain Bolt on his way to victory in last night’s 200m semi-final

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Really, you could watch him all day, as you might some huge, rolling surf or one of those great thoroughbreds who makes the others look as if they are standing still.

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Bolt will go for his second gold medal of these games in tonight's 200m

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Usain Bolt on his way to victory in last night’s 200m semi-final

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August 8, 2012: Usain Bolt of Jamaica puts his arm on the shoulder of Christophe Lemaitre of France after his Men's 200m Semifinals

Jamaica's Usain Bolt takes it slow to secure place in 200m final

Jamaica's Usain Bolt edged closer to the "legendary" status he covets by easing into the men's 200 metres final to secure a shot at an unprecedented Olympic sprint double-double.

Yohan Blake (left) says he is unfazed by Usain Bolt

Yohan Blake says he is unfazed by Usain Bolt

Jamaican sprinter Yohan Blake says he is not intimidated by having to beat team mate Usain Bolt if he is to win gold in the 200 metres.

Usian Bolt cruised in his 200m heat – four qualifiers ran faster

Usain Bolt looks for 'one more step' to status of legend

Jamaican sprinter begins attempt to retain 200m title as well as 100m with a comfortable display in heat that has the stadium buzzing with 'Usainity'

Usain Bolt – and his trademark celebration – after the 100m last night

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Bolt was masterly in the nonchalant way he conquered his world

August 4, 2012: Dwain Chambers after competing in the 100 metres at the Olympic Stadium

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400m runner Dane Hyatt was among the Jamaican athletes appearing at an open training session in Birmingham

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Speculation over Bolt's form and fitness following losses to Blake

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