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Jamaican Usain Bolt blitzed to victory in a spectacular 100 metres sprint on Sunday, clocking the second fastest time ever amid deafening roars from 80 000 people packed into London's Olympic stadium.

The towering 25-year-old broke the tape in 9.63 seconds, an Olympic record and second only to his own world mark of 9.58. He was comfortably ahead of compatriot Yohan Blake, considered his main threat going into the big event of the Games.

As athletes grumble over $100 per day allowance

The country’s contingent to the ongoing London 2012 Olympic Games have been battling to grapple with the crisis rocking the camp of Team Nigeria where the athletes are grumbling over what they described as total neglect by the officials which has been the bane of the country’s bid to win medals.

Jamaican 100m and 200m Olympic champion Usain Bolt says he has overcome back and hamstring problems and is ready to defend his Olympic titles.

The gangling sprinter told BBC Sport that despite not being 100% fit, he is confident he can retain his titles and secure his legacy in London.

Bolt was speaking four years to the day since he smashed the 100m world record at the 2008 Beijing Games with a time of 9.69 seconds, despite slowing to celebrate before the finishing line.

As the Track and Field events of the London 2012 Olympic Games start today, former Nigerian 400m champion and double Olympic medallist Falilat Ogunkoya has disclosed that Nigeria’s medal hope in the women’s sprint Blessing Okagbare has nothing or no one to fear.
“She has beaten quite a number of the competition in meets leading into the Games so she is in good shape mentally”. Ogunkoya believes that the Long Jump medallist from the last Games in Beijing just needs “concentrate on her own race, run the first and second rounds very well. Then the key will be semi-final as he final is only 90 minutes after”

THE Bayelsa State Government under the leadership of Governor Dickson Seriake is committed to Grassroots Sports Development. The Bayelsa State Commissioner for Sports, Chief Mitema Obordor, disclosed this in Port- Harcourt. He said that Bayelsa State is committed to promote Sports at the grassroots level of the State by putting necessary facilities in place which makes them to have co-operative

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