Wednesday, 5 June 2013

BITS & PIECES: Usain Bolt addresses 'Twitter photo' criticism + UWI's Prof. Gordon Shirley lands a plum new job

During his Diamond League press conference in Rome on Tuesday, Usain Bolt was asked to respond to criticism over a photo he posted to his Instagram/Twitter account on the weekend depicting apparel that supports "cannabis culture". "They tried to make a big deal of it. I'm not going to be really stressed by that," he is quoted as saying. "I know who I am, and I know what I've represented over the years." By all accounts, Bolt is instead giving his primary focus to the tough championship season ahead. "Everyone's going to bring their A game, and I'm looking forward to it, because running against the best is always a joy, so that I can show the world that I'm the best." 
Still on sports: Can the Reggae Boyz keep alive the dream of securing a place in the 2014 Rio World Cup Finals? Following Tuesday's disheartening 1-0 loss to fierce arch-rivals Mexico, Jamaica's senior footballers will be on the hunt for a far more favourable result when they take on the fleet-footed United States Friday Night at the National Stadium. After four games, Jamaica is currently at the bottom of their CONCACAF World Qualifier group with two points. 
Making moves: UWI Mona Principal, Professor Gordon Shirley, will take up a new three-year post as head of the Port Authority of Jamaica, effective September 2013.

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1 comment:

  1. I am a confirmed Usian admirer, but I honestly think that response was weak and a bit of a cop out