Bolt sets golden record

Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt successfully defended his 100m men's Olympic title on Sunday, and in the process, set a new Olympic record.

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Usain Bolt sets new Olympic record for tweets per minute

Twitter said Usain's Bolt 100m final win last night saw a new Olympics peak of 74,000 tweets per minute.

And a day after becoming the 100m Olympic record, Bolt also passed the one million follower mark.


Hague congratulates Jamaica on 50 years of independence

Speaking on the 50th Anniversary of Jamaican Independence, the Foreign Secretary William Hague congratulated Jamaica House on its role during the Olympic Games:

I congratulate the Government and people of Jamaica on the 50th Anniversary of their Independence. This is a significant milestone for Jamaica, for the Caribbean and for the Commonwealth.

During the Olympic Games, Jamaica House has been providing a home from home for Jamaican athletes and fans, and providing people in the UK with an insight into Jamaican life and culture.

This demonstrates yet again the extremely strong relationship that exists between our countries, and the shared history, culture and values that bind us together.

I encourage people to visit Jamaica House to celebrate these links and to join in the Jamaican celebrations.

Judo medalist 'hit' spectator who threw bottle

The judo bronze medalist hit a man after he threw a bottle on to the track at the start of the men's 100m final last night.

Edith Bosch was standing close by when a green plastic drink bottle was thrown from the stands behind the start line.

Her involvement was brought to public attention on Twitter, where she wrote: "A drunken spectator threw a bottle onto the track! I HAVE BEATEN HIM... unbelievable."

Edith Bosch celebrate winning the bronze medal in the Women 70kg contest. Credit: PA Wire

She later told Dutch television station NOS TV: "I had seen the man walking around earlier and said to people around me that he was a peculiar bloke.

"Then he threw that bottle and in my emotion I hit him on the back with the flat of my hand.

"Then he was scooped up by the security. However, he did make me miss the final, and I am very sad about that.

"I just cannot understand how someone can do something like that."


Bolt unaware of 100m track incident

100m Olympic champion Usain Bolt has said he was unaware of a bottle that was thrown onto the track at the start of the final.

The 25-year-old, responding to questions about the incident from reporters, said: "No, I keep hearing that. I don't know who would have done that."

Usain Bolt triumphed in the 100m final on Sunday. Credit: John Stillwell/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Fellow Jamaican sprinter Yohan Blake said: "I was so focused I didn't see anything. I was so focused on just running to the line."

Edith Bosch, Holland's world judo champion, claimed on Twitter that she had "beaten" the person who had thrown the bottle.

She said: "A drunken spectator threw a bottle onto the track! I HAVE BEATEN HIM .... unbelievable."

Nobody was injured during the incident and the event was not disrupted, police said.

The suspect is being held in police custody at an east London police station on suspicion of causing a public nuisance.

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