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VIDEO: Usain Bolt as a shy teenager

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“In a crowd, he’s so modest and humble. He doesn’t stand out.” If I gave you nineteen guesses I’m not sure you’d come within a thousand miles of saying that quote was about brash world record holder Usain Bolt, who – and it’s a credit to his talent – spends more time posing than actually running.

Today, he’s driving around in a gold Nissan Gt-R, personalized with a license plate that reads “Mr. Bolt.” But nine years ago, he was just a shy kid celebrating his seventeenth birthday in Paris. Check out the Trans World Sport profile of the world’s fastest man back when he was simply the world’s fastest boy.

‘Gold Map’ launched to promote youth Olympic sports participation

Gold Map
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Olympic fans can visit NBCOlympics.com/GoldMap from now through the Rio Games in August for information on how youth can participate locally in the Olympic sport they are watching.

“Lots of kids are going to be inspired by the Olympics, and they’re going to want to do sports that they may not know about,” four-time Olympic track champion Allyson Felix said on TODAY. “This is a place where they can get information.”

NBC Olympics will integrate a series of short promotional features during NBC Sports’ coverage of the U.S. Olympic Trials with more information on “Gold Map.”

“Gold Map,” which debuted for the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, was launched by NBC Olympics, the U.S. Olympic Committee and U.S. Summer Olympic sport national governing bodies.

VIDEO: P&G Olympic ‘Thank you, mom’ ad

Watch P&G’s Olympic ‘Thank you, mom’ ad

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You may remember the inspiring P&G “Thank you, mom” ads from the London 2012 Olympics and the Sochi 2014 Winter Games.

Well, the brand published its Rio 2016 ad on Wednesday with more tear-jerking moving pictures.

Note the Romanian flag in the gymnastics arena.

Romania didn’t qualify a men’s or women’s team for Rio but can send gymnasts for individual events.

VIDEO: Bob Costas picks biggest storyline leading into Rio