Velociraptor robot faster than Usain Bolt

Velociraptor robot faster than Usain Bolt

DAEJEON, South Korea, May 30 (UPI) --The new racing robot Raptor is faster than Usain Bolt, thanks to its blade-like legs.
Brooks Hays
List of 2013 sports champions

List of 2013 sports champions

Sports champions for 2013
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At year's end: Marathon bombing, baseball suspensions top news

At year's end: Marathon bombing, baseball suspensions top news

Suspensions for alleged banned substance use, a bombing at the end of the one of the most prestigious marathons and long-term issues from sports injuries top the year in sports.
JOHN HENDEL, UPI Executive Editor at Large
Usain Bolt races bus in Buenos Aires

Usain Bolt races bus in Buenos Aires

Dec. 15 (UPI) -- The bus didn't have a chance.
Kate Stanton

1,600 Belgian racing pigeons, including Bolt, seized in China

BEIJING, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- The Belgian Foreign Office is working with Chinese authorities to secure the release of 1,212 racing pigeons to their owners, officials said.

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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013.
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Bolt, Jamaica complete sprint sweep

MOSCOW, Aug. 18 (UPI) -- Usain Bolt tied a gold medal record and the Jamaican men and women continued their sprint dominance Sunday at the IAAF World Championships in Moscow.

Bolt pulls off another sprint double gold

MOSCOW, Aug. 17 (UPI) -- Usain Bolt completed his latest double gold-medal sprint performance Saturday at the IAAF World Championships in Moscow, with a victory in the 200-meter dash.

Bolt wins world 100 title in the rain

MOSCOW, Aug. 11 (UPI) -- Usain Bolt, with rain pouring down and lightning crackling in the background, won the 100-meter gold medal Sunday at the world track and field championships.

Research: Cheetah's acceleration, agility deadly combo for prey

HATFIELD, England, June 12 (UPI) -- Cheetahs' success in nabbing their prey is because of their ability to accelerate and their agility, British researchers said in a study released Wednesday.

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Phelps tops Sports Illustrated list … Red Sox trade for reliever Joel Hanrahan … League OKs Pierzynski deal with Rangers … Steelers put three on injured reserve … Sports news from United Press International.

Phelps tops Sports Illustrated list

WASHINGTON, Dec. 26 (UPI) -- Sports Illustrated fans voted Michael Phelps' record wins at the Olympics in London as the most memorable sporting moment of 2012.
London, Phelps, Bolt star at Olympics

London, Phelps, Bolt star at Olympics

London and the home-standing British athletes stood out at the 2012 Olympics but the spotlight was grabbed by Michael Phelps and Usain Bolt.
JOHN HENDEL, United Press International
The top stories in sports

The top stories in sports

Swimmer Michael Phelps redefined Olympian heights in 2012 but cyclist Lance Armstrong underwent an even greater fall from the pantheon of his sport.
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Robot 'cheetah' sets speed record

Robot 'cheetah' sets speed record

BOSTON, Sept. 7 (UPI) -- A robot "cheetah" has set a speed record by running faster than the fastest human, a Boston company developing it for the U.S. Defense Department says.
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Usain Bolt
Jamaica's Usain Bolt smashes the 100m world record with a time of 9.69 to win the Olympic men's 100m final in Beijing August 16, 2008. (UPI Photo/Stephen Shaver)

Bolt at Berlin World Championships 2009

Usain St. Leo Bolt, OJ, C.D. (pronounced /juːˈseɪn/; born 21 August 1986), is a Jamaican sprinter and a three-time Olympic gold medalist. He holds the world record for the 100 metres, the 200 metres and, along with his teammates, the 4x100 metres relay. He also holds the Olympic record for all three of these races. At the 2008 Summer Olympics, Bolt became the first man to win three sprinting events at a single Olympics since Carl Lewis in 1984, and the first man to set world records in all three at a single Olympics. In 2009 he became the first man to hold the 100 and 200 m world and Olympic titles at the same time.

Bolt distinguished himself with a 200 m gold medal at the 2002 World Junior Championships, making him the competition's youngest-ever gold medalist. In 2004, at the CARIFTA Games, he became the first junior sprinter to run the 200 m in under 20 seconds with a time of 19.93 s, breaking Roy Martin's world junior record by two-tenths of a second. He turned professional in 2004, missing most of his first two seasons due to injuries, but he competed at the 2004 Summer Olympics. In 2007, he beat Don Quarrie's 200 m Jamaican national record with a run of 19.75 s. In May 2008, Bolt set his first 100 m world record with a time of 9.72 s. He set world records in both 100 m and 200 m events at the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics: his 100 m record time of 9.69 s broke his own previous record of 9.72 s; with a record time of 19.30 s in the 200 m, he broke the previous record of 19.32 s by Michael Johnson at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta. In August 2009, a year after the Beijing Olympics, he lowered his own 100 m and 200 m world records to 9.58 s and 19.19 s respectively at the 2009 World Championships. His record breaking margin in 100 m is the highest since the start of digital time measurements. His achievements in sprinting have earned him the media nickname "Lightning Bolt".

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