Carl Lewis and Ben Johnson: The Dirtiest Race in History

Reblogged from: That 1980s Sports BlogRichard Moore's account of the 100m final at the 1988 Olympics is perfectly planned, painstakingly researched and brilliantly toldWhen I started writing this blog eighteen months ago, there were numerous sporting events that immediately sprung to mind when I considered which topics to cover. One certainty was that at some … Continue reading Carl Lewis and Ben Johnson: The Dirtiest Race in History

Carl Lewis’ bad karma / His unpopularity has magnified drug test questions

Carl Lewis' name muddies everything. Rarely has this country produced an athlete so successful and yet so unpopular, at home and abroad. So when he appeared on a list of American Olympians whose positive drug tests were suppressed, the chances for a rational discussion of the revelations, which are quite damning on the whole, disappeared … Continue reading Carl Lewis’ bad karma / His unpopularity has magnified drug test questions

Jamaica and The London 2012 Olympics: Jamaica second in Athletics medal count on day seven

  By: Denise N. Fyffe. Copyright © 2012, Poetess Defy, Denise N. Fyffe After a superb performance by Jamaica in the 200m men's final, thy are now in second place behind USA in the  Athletics medal count on day seven. Usain Bolt, Yohan Blake and Warren Weir secured Jamaica's third gold, third silver and third bronze … Continue reading Jamaica and The London 2012 Olympics: Jamaica second in Athletics medal count on day seven

Jamaica and The London 2012 Olympics: Jamaica sweeps 200m men’s final, Usain Bolt, Yohan Blake, Warren Weir

  By: Denise N. Fyffe. Copyright © 2012, Poetess Defy, Denise N. Fyffe Jamaica's world class, top athletes dominated the men's 200m finals at the London 2012 Olympics and decimated the other competitors. No one was able to catch Usain Bolt, Yohan Blake and Warren Weir who held on to take third place. Usain went … Continue reading Jamaica and The London 2012 Olympics: Jamaica sweeps 200m men’s final, Usain Bolt, Yohan Blake, Warren Weir