Usain Bolt fires business manager over Jamaica fraud case
Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt told reporters Friday that he is baffled over how $12.7 million of his money has gone missing from a local private investment firm that authorities are investigating as part of a massive fraud that began more than a decade ago. When asked if he was “broke,” the retired star athlete laughed. Bolt’s attorneys have said the athlete’s account with Kingston-based Stocks and Securities Limited dwindled from nearly $12.8 million to some $12,000.news.yahoo.com
Sha’Carri Richardson responds to Usain Bolt’s comments on persona
Sha’Carri Richardson responded to comments by retired Olympian Usain Bolt, who told The New York Post his fellow sprinter should […] The post Sha’Carri Richardson responds to Usain Bolt’s comments on persona appeared first on TheGrio.news.yahoo.com
Meet the 3 Fastest Women in the World, a Team Jamaica – Clean Sweep!
By Blacknews.comNATIONWIDE — The small island of Jamaica has made history once again in the world of sports. Three runners — Elaine Thompson-Herah, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, and Shericka Jackson — recently became the fastest women in the world during the 100-meter dash at the 2021 Olympics in Tokyo. With her win, Thompson-Herah broke the second-fastest time in history set by the late Florence Griffith-Joyner, who became the fastest woman in the world in 1988. That was the same year that Usain Bolt, who is also Jamaican, became the fastest man in the world. Bolt proudly celebrated the historic 2021 win by the three women by tweeting: “Clean Sweep.. #TeamJamaica”thewestsidegazette.com
Coastal black bear nearly kills Idaho hunters in Alaskan wilderness
May 23—Trevor Schneider peered through his scope, a 1,000-pound brown bear made small by 1,410 feet of distance. For Schneider, of Bonners Ferry, it was a reasonable shot. He's killed animals from farther, after all. He slowed his breathing, each breath condensing in the chill of the Alaskan evening. It was 8 p.m. on May 13 and Schneider and his sister Tana Grenda were on their fourth day ...news.yahoo.com
Jamaican Radio Personality John T Recalls His Journey from Trelawny
John T’s is one of the most distinctive voices on South Florida Caribbean radio. We have also replaced records with CDs and thumb-drives,” said John T, who moved to South Florida from Jamaica in 1984. It is also the birthplace of sprint legend Usain Bolt with whom he shares the same alma mater, William Knibb High School. I was formally trained at an in-house training program at WEXY Radio and Piper’s High School where they had a broadcasting program,” he disclosed. When John T moved to South Florida, the region lagged behind New York, Los Angeles and Toronto in terms of a reggae presence.sflcn.com
Jamaican official says Usain Bolt tests positive for COVID
FILE - In this Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012, file photo, Jamaica's Usain Bolt reacts to his win in the men's 100-meter final t the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus, File)KINGSTON Jamaica's Minister of Health says legendary sprinter Usain Bolt has tested positive for the novel coronavirus. Minister Christopher Tufton said Bolt was aware of the results and his recent contacts were being traced. He has been formally notified, Im told by the authorities,'' Tufton told reporters Monday evening. Like everybody, checked social media and saw that social media says Im confirmed of COVID-19, he said.
Usain Bolt to 'stay in' while awaiting results of virus test
Jamaican track sensation Usain Bolt said on social media Monday he is awaiting the result of a coronavirus test and is quarantining himself as a precaution. The 34-year-old retired sprinter who won gold in the 100 and 200 meters at the last three Olympics posted a video on social media to explain the situation. Like everybody, checked social media and saw that social media says Im confirmed of COVID-19, he said. He wrote in the posts: Stay safe my ppl" with hands folded in prayer. Bolt set the world records in the 100 and 200 meters at the 2009 world championships in Berlin.
Olympics return to antiquity at the 2004 Athens Games
FILE - In this Aug. 13, 2004, file photo, the Olympic Rings are shown in flames in a pool of water during the Opening Ceremony of the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)When the Olympics returned to Athens in 2004, they also returned to antiquity. They finished in central Athens at the Panathenian Stadium, the marble venue used for the opening and closing ceremonies of the inaugural 1896 Games. Irina Korzhanenko of Russia became the first woman to win a gold medal at the ancient site that birthed the Olympics. The gold medal instead went to Argentina, a team led by Manu Ginobili.
Bird's Nest and Water Cube: Beijing venues were stars, too
That was true in Beijing in 2008, and the stars were Michael Phelps and Usain Bolt. But Beijing is also storied for its signature venues like the Bird's Nest stadium, and the Water Cube swimming venue. Here are some of the highlights of the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. That was true in Beijing in 2008, when the stars were Michael Phelps and Usain Bolt. But Beijing is also storied for its signature venues like the the 91,000-seat Bird's Nest stadium, and the nearby swimming venue called the Water Cube.No games before or since have impacted a city the way the Olympics did Beijing.
Paris trial of Diacks exposes dark backdrop of golden era
Former president of the IAAF (International Association of Athletics Federations) Lamine Diack, center, arrives at the Paris courthouse, Monday, June 8, 2020. Lamine Diack jetted the world and rubbed shoulders with VIPs. The most conspicuous absentee was his son, Papa Massata Diack, who lives in Senegal and didn't travel to Paris for the trial. He conducted himself like a thug," Lamine Diack said in court. Prosecutors asked the court for a 4-year prison term and a fine of 500,000 euros ($562,000 ) for Lamine Diack.
Massive sports corruption case finally heard at Paris trial
A sweeping sports corruption trial opened Monday in Paris involving allegations of a massive doping cover-up that reached to the top of world track and field's governing body. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)PARIS A sports corruption trial involving allegations of doping cover-ups and illicit payoffs at the top of track and field opened Monday in Paris. As IAAF president, Diack was one of the most influential men in Olympic sports, presiding over an era when Usain Bolt made track and field wildly popular. The 86-year-old Diack is being tried for corruption, money laundering and breach of trust. Papa Massata Diack also faces corruption, money laundering and breach of trust charges.
Buss A Toast to Koffee, Makes History Winning Best Reggae Album GRAMMY
by Howard CampbellLOS ANGELES Teen sensation Koffee won the Best Reggae Album category of the Grammy Awards on January 26 with Rapture, making her the first woman to win that award. More Work to be Done by Third World, As I Am from Julian Marley, Steel Pulses Mass Manipulation and The Final Battle: Sly and Robbie vs The Roots Radics, were the other nominees for Best Reggae Album. Toast was released the following year and took off in the United States and United Kingdom. See also: Women Who Made Their Mark on Caribbean Music to Headline Best of The Best Music FestShe is scheduled to perform at the Super Bowl Weekend (January 31-February 1) and Coachella in April. Reggae gained Grammy status in 1984 as Best Reggae Recording.sflcn.com
Meet the 7-Year Old Smashing Records as the Fastest Boy in the Country
Blazes father Rudolph Ingram Sr. shared that the little boy started training when he was only 4-years old right after watching the Olympics. I can give him all the tools to be great, but his drive and work ethic and competitive mentality, it sets the bar so much higher, Rudolph Sr. told ABC Action News. His most recent 100-meter dash clocked at 13.48 seconds smashed the USA Track and Field records for his age group. His father has always been hands-on in his training to prepare for his future, but still lets him be a kid. He makes me so proud said Rudolph Sr. I dont like saying it, but I feel like hes a one in a million child.thewestsidegazette.com
American Friends of Jamaica Awards $102.9M (JMD) to 33 Charities in Jamaica
by Derrick ScottNEW YORK The New York based American Friends of Jamaica (AFJ) awarded grants totaling $102.9 million JMD to 33 charities and organizations in Jamaica for the period of April 2018 to March 2019, under its worthy program. This is what the AFJ is all about.The AJF President pointed out, last year the organization received over 85 applications for grants but was only able to assist 33 applicants. Ms. Hart, pointed that it is organizations desire to increase the number of grants issued in coming years. Prime Minister Andrew Holness in delivering the keynote address lauded the AFJ as a true friend of Jamaica and Jamaicans. You are a source of inspiration to all Jamaicans.Numbering more than five hundred altogether, friends of Jamaica and Jamaicans turned out for The American Friends of Jamaica.sflcn.com
Usain Bolt and Glen Christian to Receive AFJ Humanitarian Award in NY
Usain Bolt and Glen Christian to Receive American Friends of Jamaica 2019 International Humanitarian Awardby Derrick ScottWashington, DC Usain Bolt, the phenomenal Jamaican sprinter who is an eight-time Olympic gold medalist and world record holder, and Glenford Christian, founder and chairman of Cari-Med Group of Companies, will be bestowed with the 2019 International Humanitarian Award this coming Friday, October 25 in New York City. The two icons of philanthropy will be presented with their awards at the 2019 Hummingbird Gala, American Friends of Jamaica (AFJ) has announced. Usain Bolt AFJ 2019 International Humanitarian AwardeeDr. the Hon. Established in 2011, the Usain Bolt Foundation is committed to a legacy for happy children; its goal is to enhance the character of children through educational and cultural development as they live their dreams. Glen Christian AFJ 2019 International Humanitarian AwardeeDr. the Hon.sflcn.com
Usain Bolt & Glen Christian to be honored at the American Friends of Jamaica Gala
NEW YORK The American Friends of Jamaica (AFJ) has announced their 2019 International Humanitarian Award New York recipients: Dr. The Honorable Usain Bolt, 8 Times Olympic Gold Medalist & World Record Holder and Dr. The Usain Bolt Foundation Enhances the Character of ChildrenIn 2011, The Usain Bolt Foundation was founded and is dedicated to a legacy for happy children; its goal is to enhance the character of children through educational and cultural development as they live their dreams. The Usain Bolt Foundation supports the Jamaica Special Olympics, hosts an annual Christmas Treat in Sherwood Content, and has funded The Walkers Place of Safety and other worthwhile projects. American Friends of Jamaica (AFJ) Past HonoreesHonorees have included Albert Dwoskin, A.J.sflcn.com