Dear Waggonists, Usain Bolt has a message for you: You’re not fooling him. “Big up to my true fans, not the waggonists. The ones who still supported me even when I lost,” said the double Olympic champion during an interview with a Caribbean TV reporter following his golden run in the 200M on Thursday. The man is calling it as he sees it. #TeamBolt
Still in London, 800M runner Kenia Sinclair recently took to her Facebook page to vent that non-medalling athletes in the #TeamJamaica camp are being ignored. She went on to point out that in particular hurdler Melaine Walker, who failed to make the 400M finals, is being ostracized. Sigh. Frankly, I feel that the whole Melaine Walker case is in a category all by itself because people just don’t have the stomach for her nonchalant attitude. Walker’s post-race interview still have folks scratching their heads days later. As for Powell and Gonzales, I humbly plead the fifth.
Elsewhere, CVM TV is on the hunt for a new CEO because the recently-installed one, Al Edwards, has tendered his resignation with immediate effect. Edwards made the announcement on Thursday during an emergency staff meeting, days after he reportedly reprimanded a staffer from the sports department in full view of onlookers. In his previous life, Al served as editor of the Observer’s Caribbean Business Report.
What’s hot right now: Winning a medal at the Olympics
What’s not: Increasing the price of someone’s favourite magazine from $580 to $700. I’m just saying.