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Bolt gets closer to dreaded Olympic farewell

With each major win, the athlete has deflected attention away from bad news for track and field

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A jubilant Bolt after his victory in the men's 100m final at the Rio Olympic Games. The athlete has made it clear why he feels obliged to give something back to the spectators. "A lot of people come out to see what I'm going to do today, tomorrow and it's fun for them." He has said he will hang up his spikes after next year's world championships in London.

Rio de Janeiro

THE Olympics is going to miss the Lightning Bolt pose that has lit up the last three Games at a time when athletics desperately needs a hero.

When Usain Bolt crosses the finish line and starts pounding his chest, it resonates with the public around the world. After