Sport Sir Craig Reedie is more laid-back in his approach than his predecessor at Wada

The new president of the World Anti-Doping Agency had a simple-sounding new year resolution: “I just want to make sport cleaner.” Sir Craig Reedie knows he will never eradicate doping. Just a month into his new role, he says: “People still cheat and that is regrettable.”

Jamaica House celebrates independence day yesterday as national hero Usain Bolt retains his Olympic 100m title

Jamaicans paint town gold in honour of independence – and Usain Bolt

Today was already a special day for London's expat community – even before Sunday night's glory

'Healing Hans' puts sprint king Bolt back in shape after dip in performance

They call him "Healing Hans", and as Usain Bolt prepared to move on to part two of his Olympic legend-making mission in London yesterday, he singled out Dr Hans Wilhelm Müller-Wohlfhart for getting him on track for a back-to-back sprint double at the Games.

Silver medallist Christine Ohuruogu

Team GB's Christine Ohuruogu pledges to keep going after losing out on 400 metres Olympic title

Team GB's Christine Ohuruogu has vowed to carry on after missing out on gold in the ­women’s 400m final despite her thoughts of retirement in the run up to the Games.

Usain Bolt celebrates his victory in the 100m final

Lightning Bolt gets Jamaican party started

Fastest man on the planet retains title in just 9.63sec – and that was after a poor start

'That’s no way to perform if you’re world champion. I should do better' said Dai Greene

Greene looking for rapid improvement after scraping into final

GB track and field team captain was disgusted with his 400m hurdles semi-final performance, he tells Simon Turnbull

Usain Bolt celebrates his victory in the 100 metres

Olympic 100 metre champion Usain Bolt reveals he ate 'a few chicken nuggets' before race

Olympic 100 metre champion Usain Bolt has revealed that his love of chicken nuggets continues.

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.

Usain Bolt celebrates his victory in the 100m final

Lightning Usain Bolt strikes again at Olympics to make mockery of the doubters

After a poor start Jamaican sensation cruises to victory with his compatriot Blake in second and Gatlin coming home third

'That’s no way to perform if you’re world champion. I should do better' said Dai Greene

Greene needs rapid improvement after scraping into final

GB captain was disgusted with his hurdles semi-final, he tells Simon Turnbull

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

Jamaica: A birthday party like no other

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.

Reggae's unsung hero reopens his Songbook

If Bob Andy had received the same recognition as Bob Marley or Jimmy Cliff he “would be dead now”, he conceded over a cup of tea in London last week.

As a youngster growing up in the poverty in Bogue Hill, near Montego Bay, Blake’s dream was to play cricket for the West Indies.

Yohan Blake prepares for hotly anticipated clash with Usain Bolt in men's 100m sprint

So how has Yohan Blake been preparing for his big showdown with Usain Bolt, the most keenly-anticipated Olympic 100m since big bad Ben Johnson met Carl Lewis in Seoul in 1988? Has the man Bolt calls ‘The Beast’ been winding himself up for the blue riband event of the 2012 Games - pacing his room in the Olympic Village,  and stamping his feet, with steam coming out of his nostrils?

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