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    1. August 23, 2016

      Rio Olympics 2016: a visual analysis of Phelps, Biles and Bolt

      Hundreds of athletes performed outstanding feats over the two weeks of the Rio Olympics, but three names stand out....

    2. August 19, 2016

      Rio Olympics 2016: Usain Bolt seals sprint ‘triple double’

      Doubling up It was another gold for Usain Bolt, blasting his opposition off the track in the men’s 200 metre final to...

    1. Fast FT

      August 19, 2016

      Usain Bolt completes 'triple-double' with gold in 200m

      Usain Bolt further cemented his place in the sporting history books by winning his third consecutive Olympic gold medal...

    2. Fast FT

      August 19, 2016

      Fast Asia Open: Indonesia rates, oil at $50

      Minutes; that’s what it’s all about. Overnight, the European Central Bank hinted at taking further action at its...

    3. August 18, 2016

      Rio Olympics 2016: Jamaica sprint sweep?

      Sprint streak continues Fresh from becoming the first man to win three successive Olympic golds over 100m, Usain Bolt...

    4. August 15, 2016

      Usain Bolt and why Jamaican sprinters are so fast

      In the race to decide the fastest man on earth, Usain Bolt was unconcerned when US rival Justin Gatlin stole an early...

    5. Fast FT

      August 15, 2016

      Fast Europe Open: Bolt wins gold

      Usain Bolt has achieved an unprecedented consecutive third Olympic gold medal in the men’s 100m sprint. The win...

    6. Fast FT

      August 15, 2016

      Usain Bolt takes Olympic gold in men's 100m final

      Usain Bolt has achieved an unprecedented three-peat, winning his third consecutive Olympic gold medal in the men’s 100m...

    7. August 12, 2016

      Rio Olympics 2016: Bolt aims to show clean pair of heels in 100m

      Over 17 days of competition, the 10 seconds of the men’s 100 metre final is the most anticipated at any Olympics. But...

    8. July 31, 2016

      Week Ahead World and Political Diary: On their marks in Rio

      The Rio de Janeiro Olympics will finally kick off this week after months of hand-wringing over whether the beautiful...

    9. July 29, 2016

      Olympic style: the good, the bad and the crazy

      Last June in Esquire, the magazine I work for, we published an entirely subjective list of the most stylish sportsmen...

    10. FT Photo Diary

      May 20, 2016

      Usain Bolt competes at the Ostrava Golden Spike

      Jamaica’s Usain Bolt, Barbados’ Ramos Gittens and Lesotho’s Mosito Lehata compete in the men’s 100m race at the IAAF...

    11. February 18, 2016

      Strong dollar drags Puma full-year profits down 42%

      Puma, the German sports brand that sponsors Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt, said that its net profit slumped 42 per cent...

    12. November 15, 2015

      Sporting View: Fiddling in sport is not a new game

      I still have on my shelves a volume called The Sports Organiser’s Handbook (1961) by H. A. Winckles and Dr...

    13. September 25, 2015

      Giants of rugby could face bruising UK tax bills

      International rugby players could be in for a bruising from the UK tax authority after the World Cup, as they have not...

    14. August 30, 2015

      Women keep smashing new glass ceilings

      The Australian women’s cricket team regained the distaff version of the Ashes with a comfortable win on Friday night,...

    15. FT Photo Diary

      August 27, 2015

      Lightning Bolt

      Usain Bolt of Jamaica sits on a bench with Justin Gatlin of U.S. after the men’s 200 metres final during the 15th IAAF...

    16. August 22, 2015

      Interactive: the fastest men in the world

      The World Athletics Championships are taking place this week in Beijing, with the men’s 100m final on the opening...

    17. July 19, 2015

      Guilty until proven innocent in athletics

      Let’s try a quick question. Name two current track and field stars (your own country’s athletes excluded)....

    18. FT Photo Diary

      June 12, 2015

      Usain Bolt

      Usain Bolt poses for a portrait in New York. Sprint supremo Bolt says he is taking his time building up to August’s...

    19. May 6, 2015

      Puma warns of hit from strong dollar

      Shares in Puma fell 7.2 per cent in early trading before regaining ground, after the world’s third largest sportswear...

    20. November 11, 2014

      Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique, Barbican, London – review

      The fall of the Berlin Wall was not the only turning point of 1989. After many years of period instruments fighting for...

    21. February 20, 2014

      Puma sales worse than expected as brand tackles global image

      Puma, the German sportswear company, aims to position itself to global consumers as the “fastest sportswear brand in...

    22. December 11, 2013

      Is career success down to genes or environment?

      Lesley Uren and I were destined never to see eye-to-eye. PA Consulting Group’s talent management expert believes...

    23. September 13, 2013

      The Pursuits Interview: Usain Bolt

      Usain St Leo Bolt, the fastest man in the world, sinks into a chair in his London hotel and begins to extol the joys of...

    24. FT Photo Diary

      August 16, 2013

      Bolt wins 200m heat

      Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters Usain Bolt of Jamaica (bottom) crosses the finish line ahead of Delanno Williams of Britain to...

    25. July 21, 2013

      Olympics 2012: Cameron’s claims over economic legacy questioned

      Mo Farah, Jessica Ennis and Usain Bolt return to Stratford’s Olympic Park next weekend to compete in the “anniversary...

    26. July 5, 2013

      UK to speed tax breaks for sport stars

      International sports stars such as Novak Djokovic, Tiger Woods and Usain Bolt could benefit from fast-track tax...

    27. FT Photo Diary

      July 2, 2013

      Usain Bolt attends Paris press conference

      Philippe Wojazer/Reuters Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt holds a programme with cut-outs for his eyes during a news...

    28. February 14, 2013

      Champagne and limousines – the glamorous side of accountancy

      It sounds like the beginning of a joke: the Three Tenors and an accountant were in a New York penthouse apartment....

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      February 12, 2013

      Jamaica's crisis debt swap

      Jamaica might be best known for its sunny beaches, reggae music and world class athletes such as Usain Bolt. But this...

    30. January 4, 2013

      A year in a word: Mobot

      (noun) sign made by putting both hands on top of the head to form an M shape, popularised by the double Olympic gold...

    31. December 13, 2012

      PPR chief dismisses China slowdown fears

      The scorching growth of the luxury sector might be cooling off a touch, but you wouldn’t know it by talking to...

    32. December 7, 2012

      Back in the swim

      For Ye Shiwen, China’s 16-year-old swimming sensation, there was no period of fun or relaxation after winning two golds...

    33. December 6, 2012

      More than just a show

      London 2012 was among the most successful Olympic and Paralympic Games ever, and the glow from “the greatest show on...

    34. October 24, 2012

      Puma weighs fresh cuts in fitness fight

      Puma is considering more short-term cost cuts in a fresh sign of the sports goods maker’s struggle for fitness amid the...

    35. October 8, 2012

      Puma pushes case for green shoes

      Puma has called for an end to what it says are “antiquated” and outdated import duties on synthetic materials that make...

    36. September 3, 2012

      Pistorius row adds spice to Paralympics

      Even in undignified defeat, “Blade Runner” Oscar Pistorius, feted as “the fastest man on no legs”, is doing the...

    37. MBA blog

      August 23, 2012

      Lessons from London 2012

      At last the great occasion is over and London has confidently told the world in the words of Sebastian Coe that when...

    38. August 13, 2012

      Social media could turn athlete earnings gold

      Olympic athletes are returning home from the London Games, hoping to extend their peak period for endorsement earnings...

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