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Beijing Olympic Records

Usain Bolt may have been the only athlete who upstaged swimmer Michael Phelps in the recent Beijing Olympics. The Jamaican sprinter surprisingly set two individual world records in the 100 and 200 meters and was part of a 4×100 relay world record Jamaican team.

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from Bleacher Report

The 101 Most Iconic Photographs in Sports History

2008 Beijing Summer Olympics - Usain Bolt's legs put on just as much of a show at the 2008 Olympics as his ego. His salute after the 4x100-metre relay is the image of his career.

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from Mail Online

Olympic hero Usain Bolt set for summer sprint at Crystal Palace

usain bolt .. the fastest man on earth that there has ever been .. holds the 100m world record 9.58 secs ...

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Inspirational Moments: Olympic celebrations - Usain Bolt of Jamaica celebrates winning the Men's 100m Final and the gold medal at the National Stadium on Day 8 of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games on August 16, 2008 in Beijing, China. Bolt finished the event in first place with a time of 9.69, a new World Record. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images) #joyofsport www.joyofsport.co.uk

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The most exciting athlete in all of track and field, Usain Bolt literally set the gold standard in his breathtaking 2008 performance in Beijing. The Jamaican joined American Carl Lewis as the only athlete to win three golds in sprinting races with victories in the 100, 200 and 4 x 100 relay, but became the first athlete to set world records in winning each event.

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from Forbes

American Olympic Gold Medalist Michael Phelps Is Hooked On Words With Friends

Michael Fred Phelps II (born June 30, 1985) is a retired[6] American swimmer and the most decorated Olympian of all time, with a total of 22 medals. Phelps also holds the all-time records for Olympic gold medals (18, double the second highest record holders), Olympic gold medals in individual events (11), and Olympic medals in individual events for a male (13).

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Phelps had a spectacular performance in 2008 at the Olympic Games in Beijing when he picked up a record eight gold medals, breaking the 1972 record of American swimmer Mark Spitz. Phelps also has won more individual Olympic gold medals than any other athlete — a number he is expected to add to at the 2012 games in London. God bless, & best wishes in all events to 2012 olympic athletes.

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from BBC Sport

Rio 2016: History for Bolt as women's hockey team & Skelton add to GB gold haul

First act of the 'triple triple': Bolt powers to victory in the 100m final at the 2008 Beijing Olympics in a world-record time of 9.69 seconds

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Siasia and his Boys still in Atlanta Siasia Nigerias Olympic football squad are stuck in Atlanta because of a problem with the payment for a flight to RioBBC Sportreports. The delay means the mens team are expected to arrive in Brazil late for their opening match. The money paid by the (sports) ministry for the charter flight did not hit the airlines account on Tuesday so they refused to fly the team to Brazil a source close to the Nigeria Football Federation said. They play Japan on…