Usain Bolt is faster than a bus.
The six-time Olympic champion sprinter took to the streets of Buenos Aires, Argentina, in an 80m exhibition race with a bus televised by Argentina TV on Saturday.
The race was a bit of a dud (video here). Bolt, in a green top and black shorts in the South American spring, appeared to take it seriously going in. He stretched for several minutes beforehand.
He was smiling from a standing start. Very early into the race, he realized the bus had no chance and began jogging only to pick up his pace before crossing the finish line as the yellow bus sped up.
Bolt shook the bus driver’s hand, knocked on the windows and posed in front of it in his famous “To Di World” style for photos.
Bolt then raced other sprinters on the same street, 9 de Julio Avenue in central Buenos Aires, and won that just as easily. The 9 de Julio Avenue is billed as the widest in the world with at least seven lanes in each direction.
Video: Bolt and the great tortoise race
PARIS (AP) — The sport of boules has launched a bid to be included in the 2024 Olympics.
The Bowls Sports World Confederation, which is recognized by the International Olympic Committee, is campaigning on behalf of three disciplines: the French petanque, the Boule Lyonnaise and the Raffa, a version of the game popular in Italy.
According to the international world games association, about 20 million people regularly play boules in France and Italy, and more than 2 million players are licensed in 150 other countries.
Under new IOC rules, Olympic host cities can propose the addition of one or more sports to their games. Paris and Rome are among the five cities bidding for the 2024 Games, along with Los Angeles, Budapest and Hamburg.
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South Korean Olympic gymnast Shin Soo-ji made a triumphant return to the mound over the weekend and outdid her acrobatic 2013 first pitch.
Shin, who finished 12th in rhythmic gymnastics at Beijing 2008, added another gymnastics move to her wind-up before tossing a little bit high.
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