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Jamaican bobsled team: After their delayed equipment arrived at the Sochi Games, the Jamaicans took two practice runs down the Sanki Sliding Center track on Thursday.
Usain Bolt won three gold medals at the World Championships, bringing his career medal count to 10 (eight golds, two silver). Usain Bolt took gold in the 100- and 200-meter races, as well as the 4X100-meter relay.
Usain Bolt out: Olympic gold medal winner, Usain Bolt, has pulled out of Saturday's Jamaica International Invitational meet. Bolt has a minor injury.
SNL: Usain Bolt joined a parody of the vice presidential debate on SNL. In the sketch, Paul Ryan, claimed he (not Usain Bolt) won the 100-meter race at the London Olympics
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