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'Phenomenon' Oliver takes winning streak in his stride

Usain Bolt might have finally suffered that Kryptonite moment in the home straight of the Olympic Stadium in Stockholm last week, crashing to earth in a 100m race for the first time in two years, but there is another Superman of the track constructing a force-field of invincibility around him.

Usain who? Gay completes epic week with fastest 100m this year

American sprinter clocks 9.78sec just days after first win over Bolt as Britain's big names disappoint

Gay: Stockholm victory over Bolt was 'important for the sport'

Tyson Gay has yet to get back to his native Kentucky but on the streets of south London this week he has been able to gauge the impact of the knockout blow he delivered in Stockholm's 1912 Olympic Stadium a week ago. Ahead of his appearance at the London Grand Prix at Crystal Palace tonight, the second-fastest man in history was taken on a London bus yesterday to visit the 2012 Olympic Stadium in east London. "I know this may sound weird," he said, reflecting on his 100m win against Usain Bolt in Stockholm a week ago, "but I've received more attention from that victory than I did when I won the 100m and 200m world titles in 2007.

Bolt calls halt to his disappointing season after back injury strikes

It came as another Bolt from the blue. Four days after the jolt of Usain Bolt's shock 100m defeat in the DN Galan meeting in Stockholm last Friday, it was announced yesterday that the world's fastest man had brought a premature end to his injury-plagued, below-par track season following the diagnosis of a back problem. There will be no re-match with Tyson Gay at the Ivo Van Damme Memorial meeting in Brussels on 27 August.

Bolt from the blue but Usain is still king of sprint world

It was easy in retrospect in the 1912 Olympic Stadium late on Friday night to say you had seen it coming, that the defeat which struck down the mighty Lightning Bolt had not arrived entirely out of the blue. The amateur psychologists, the budding Freuds among us, might have read the runes in the Jamaican's somewhat leaden body-language as he emerged from the tunnel at the east end of the arena for the big race on the north side of the Swedish capital.

Bolt human after all but vows to hit his stride again

Gay finally defeats his rival in 9.84 seconds as world record-holder fails to fire

Taxing times: why HMRC's demands have sprint king running scared

Q. The showcase 100m race last night in Stockholm featuring Usain Bolt and Tyson Gay was originally scheduled for next weekend in London but Bolt pulled out of that because of Britain's punitive tax laws; what's the problem?

I hope I don't have to run from UK taxman for ever, says Bolt

World's two fastest men prepare for season's first showdown after Powell pulls out of Swedish meet

Bolt shapes up for big-three battle

Usain Bolt was a man of few words when he arrived here in the Swedish capital yesterday ahead of the first head-to-head-to-head of the year between the big three of the sprint world. "What's up?" the 100m world record holder said to Swedish television on arrival at Arlanda Airport. "I'm here. I'm in good shape."

Bolt to take on Powell and Gay

Usain Bolt is set to compete against Asafa Powell and Tyson Gay for the first time this season in the 100m at the DN Galan Diamond League meeting in Stockholm on 6 August.

Bolt wins bragging rights over Powell with victory in Paris

The Olympic and World champion Usain Bolt triumphed in the 100 metres at the Paris Diamond League meet in 9.84 seconds last night. Bolt won ahead of fellow Jamaican Asafa Powell, who finished in 9.91sec. Another Jamaican sprinter, Yohan Blake, was third in 9.95sec.

Government considers tax waiver for Bolt

The sports Minister, Hugh Robertson, has said he could intervene after the Olympic and world 100m and 200m champion Usain Bolt decided not to compete in London next month for tax reasons.

Bolt snubs England over tax laws

Usain Bolt will not compete at next month's London Grand Prix at Crystal Palace because of Britain's tax laws.

Semenya 'will make her return in Europe'

Caster Semenya will make her comeback at a European meeting but is not fit enough to compete at the world junior championships in Canada, the 800-metre world champion's coach said yesterday.

The 'other Rooney' is a hot prospect for Barcelona

Sprinter aims to grab back one of Britain's sporting crown jewels, the 400m, at European showpiece
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