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August 7, 2012: European champion Andrew Selby failed in his bid to guarantee Great Britain's fifth boxing medal as he was well beaten 16-11 by Cuba's classy Robeisy Ramirez Carranza in their flyweight quarter-final tonight

Boxing: Team GB's Andrew Selby defeated by Robeisy Ramirez Carranza in flyweight division

European champion Andrew Selby failed in his bid to guarantee Great Britain's fifth boxing medal as he was well beaten 16-11 by Cuba's classy Robeisy Ramirez Carranza in their flyweight quarter-final tonight.

Usain Bolt celebrates his 100 metres victory

'It used to be USA, but now it's Jamaica's time'

Hundreds of London's Jamaican community gathered at the Millennium Dome to watch Usain Bolt and Yohan Blake take gold and silver in the 100m final last night.

By the seat of his pants: Greene scraped through into 400m hurdles final

Greene makes final by narrowest of margins

As Dai Greene crossed the finish line in the London 2012 centrepiece arena last night, he clasped his hands to his face and dropped to the ground. He remained there for a good while, a picture of despair – lying on his back, his hands clasped to his head. The captain of the British track and field team thought he had blown his big Olympic chance. Only the first two finishers in the three semi-finals of the 400m hurdles were guaranteed a place in tomorrow's final and Greene had crossed the line fourth in the opening race.

Licence to chill: The seawater pool at Dougie's Bar, Jake's Hotel

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It's been 50 years since the former British colony gained independence and, says Boyd Tonkin, it's in the mood to celebrate

There are many in Jamaica who say its most revered athlete remains Dr Arthur Wint MBE - Jamaica's first Olympic gold medallist

Hubbard's Cupboard: Wint would give Jamaica's sprint king a run for his money

You may think Usain Bolt is the best thing to come out of Jamaica since rum and reggae, but there are many in his homeland who say its most revered athlete remains Dr Arthur Wint MBE.

Five-minute Memoir: Susan Fletcher goes to Jamaica in search of a long-dead relative

As a child, there were words that I knew were part of me, and had resonance. My name, of course; 'red-headed', too; also, the word 'April', for while it meant Easter eggs and school holidays, it also meant my birthday – so it was a special word, to me.

Boxing: Anthony Joshua handed tough opener

Finchley super-heavyweight Anthony Joshua will have to battle past a man with one of the most famous names in world amateur boxing history if he is to realise his dream of claiming a medal at his home city Olympics.

Usain Bolt rivalry friendly, says Yohan Blake

Yohan Blake insists his rivalry with sprint king and fellow Jamaican Usain Bolt will remain a friendly one regardless of what happens at the Olympics.

Usain Bolt was beaten twice in
the recent Jamaica trials

Usain Bolt forced out of London warm-up by mystery injury

Usain Bolt's troubled preparation for the defence of his Olympic sprint crowns continued yesterday when the Jamaican was forced to pull out of the Diamond League meeting in Monaco on 20 July.

Days to go 'til Latitude : 21. Happy World Music Day!

It’s World Music Day and officially three weeks to Latitude! World Music Day or ‘Fete De La Musique’ is an international celebration of all things musical taking place in more than 110 countries and 403 cities around the world with hundreds of music acts taking part in numerous free performances and bringing music to the masses.

Teofilo Stevenson: Boxer regarded as the greatest never to fight for money

Teofilo Stevenson, who has died of heart disease at the age of 60, was one of the best heavyweight boxers of his generation, and was widely regarded as the greatest boxer never to fight for money. He won gold medals at three consecutive Olympic Games from 1972 to 1980, in Munich, Montreal and Moscow. He said of that era: "The Olympic Games in Munich and Montreal are the fondest memories I have from my life, the best stage of my career."

Spa star: Bush Bath, Half Moon Resort, Rose Hall, Jamaica

Enjoy the benefits of locally grown herbs in Jamaica ... strictly above board – in the bath, in fact.

Jonathan Edwards on his way to winning gold in Sydney

Jonathan Edwards: 'The overriding emotion was not of happiness but relief'

It was 8.10pm before I finally took to the track for the final of the triple jump at the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney. For the entire day, I'd been trying to kill time – speaking to people at home, having a snooze... anything I could do, really. I'd never have thought that training as a youngster at West Buckland School, in Devon, would have led to this moment. But here I was.

Missing Cuban actors to seek asylum in US

Two actors from a prize-winning film about Cuban defectors have emerged from hiding to confirm that they themselves are seeking political asylum in the US.

Pope Benedict XVI is greeted by President Raul Castro after flying in to Santiago de Cuba's airport

Pope's plea for Cuba to build more open society leaves Communist regime cold

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