Usain Bolt defends 100-m title at the IAAF World Championships

SALUTE!!! Bolt strikes again!!!



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The Jamaica Observer reports that, after stumbling through to the 100m final at the World Championships, Jamaica’s Usain Bolt defended his title in a time of 9.79 seconds (beating the U.S.’s Gatlin) at the IAAF World Championships now under way in Beijing, China.

Bolt’s title-defending run silenced his doubters and critics as he convincingly forced Gatlin to battle his way to a second-place finish in 9.80 seconds. Bolt entered the race as the sixth ranked athlete in the world this year.

America’s Trayvon Bromwell and Canada’s Andre De Grasse will share the bronze medal after they both clocked 9.92 seconds.

Jamaica’s other finalist, Asafa Powell, finished seventh in a time of 10.00s.

After day two of the flagship event, Jamaica is in fourth position on the medal table behind Britain, USA and Germany, after also claiming a bronze medal in the Shot Put. Britain has two gold medals, USA has one gold…

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CARIFESTA XII : Haiti is currently the cultural capital of the Caribbean

Sak Pase Ayiti!!

Krik? Krak!


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CARIFESTA XII brings the spotlight to Haiti. Here’s a report from Haiti Libre.

On Thursday, Prime Minister Evans Paul took part, accompanied among others by the Ministers of Culture, Dithny Joan Raton, of the Tourism and Creative Industries, Stéphanie Balmir Villedrouin, to a cocktail dinner at the Musée du Panthéon National Haïtien (MUPANAH) to honor the various delegations present in Haiti for the 12th edition the Caribbean Festival of arts (Carifesta XII), held from 21 to 30 August.

The head of government addressed in the same sense as the Minister of Culture to recognize that Haiti is currently the cultural capital of the Caribbean. In addition, Prime Minister Paul humbly said that Haiti is only the host of the 12th edition of Carifesta, but we all took part in the planning of the event.

“Your enthusiastic presence here reinforces the conviction to the Haitian people as the attention that your…

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