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A Jamaican Gold rush at the Universiade Games

A Jamaican Gold rush at the Universiade Games

SHENZHEN, August 21, 2011 – After Usain Bolt had powered to gold medals in world-record times in the 100 and 200m sprints at the 2008 Summer Olympics, his father memorably declared that the son had a secret. Bolt had been fueled by eating the local yam, a variety called the Trelawney.

Universiade everywhere- even in the supermarket

Universiade everywhere- even in the supermarket

SHENZHEN,August 21,2011- Most Chinese are watching the Universiade from every possible corner, some of them from a restaurant, and others from the grandstands.

Shenzhen humidity slows favorites at Universiade Athletics

Shenzhen humidity slows favorites at Universiade Athletics

SHENZHEN, August 20, 2001 - Paul Tergat, Haile Gebreselassie, Kenenisa Bekele, Moses Masai, Imane Merga, Sileshi Sihine -- these are some of the names that come to mind when mentioning the 10,000 meters. These greats have put East Africa on the world map for the past two decades.

Record doping tests at the Universiade

Record doping tests at the Universiade

SHENZHEN,August 18,2011 -Every morning without fail, a plane laden with vials of fresh urine takes off in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen and lands just under three hours later in Beijing.The fluids, which have been provided by athletes at the Universiade, are then transported to a high-tech laboratory in China's capital city at which point roughly 30 experts in white coats start their working day.

Sports biggest threats-Corruption and Matchfixing

Sports biggest threats-Corruption and Matchfixing

SHENZHEN, August 17, 2011 -Corruption and match-fixing are the "biggest threats to sport ever," Risto Nieminen, the president of the World Lottery Association, said Wednesday during a presentation at a sports reporters' forum.