Usain Bolt

Bolt gets ninth gold for Games triple triple; Felix takes fifth gold

Sprint icon Usain Bolt clinched a third straight Olympic treble on Friday night, winning his ninth gold medal overall as part of Jamaica's 4x100-metre relay in his Games farewell.

Bolt believes he's joined Ali, Pele in sporting pantheon

Usain Bolt completed a unique third straight sprint double at the Olympics Thursday and expects that to be good enough to join the all-time greats in world sport. He also suggested he has ran his last big 200m race.

Taylor and Perkovic with repeat golds; Bolt strolls into 200m semis

American Christian Taylor got back-to-back triple jump Olympic gold medals with a first-round effort while Croatia's Sandra Perkovic flirted with disaster before likewise repeating in the women's discus on a Tuesday which also saw Usain Bolt back in action.

Sprint legend Bolt storms to third 100m gold; Van Niekerk WR in 400m

Jamaican star Usain Bolt further cemented his status as a global sporting icon with a third straight Olympic 100-metre gold in Rio de Janeiro on a Sunday night which also saw Michael Johnson's long-standing 400m world record broken.

Corruption, doping and terror cast a dark shadow over 2015 sport

Usain Bolt sprinted to yet another world title treble in 2015 while three major football organizations led by FIFA need a new president after the old ones were swept away by corruption affairs. A major doping affair around the ruling athletics body IAAF and Russia also overshadowed Bolt's achievement.