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THERE is no bigger name in athletics than Usain Bolt Usain Bolt (born 21 August1986) is a Jamaican sprinter and current world junior and Jamaican record holder over 200 m. Early life
Bolt was born Trelawny, Jamaica) and educated at William Knibb High School.
, the fastest man on earth and a true superstar of world sport.

The Jamaican has just smashed the world 100m and 200m records in Germany and over recent years has scooped up handfuls of gold medals.

So how exciting that he will be among the Jamaican track and field team who will be training at the University of Birmingham Due to Birmingham's role as a centre of light engineering, the university traditionally had a special focus on science, engineering and commerce, as well as coal mining. It now teaches a full range of academic subjects and has five-star rating for teaching and research in several  as they prepare for the 2012 Olympic Games Olympic games, premier athletic meeting of ancient Greece, and, in modern times, series of international sports contests. The Olympics of Ancient Greece


Although records cannot verify games earlier than 776 B.C.
 in London.

He will be joined by many other huge names - Shelly-Ann Fraser, Kerron Stewart Kerron Stewart (born 16 April 1984 in Kingston) is a Jamaican sprinter who specializes in the 100 metres. Achievements

Year Tournament Venue Result Extra
2000 World Junior Championships Santiago, Chile 2nd 4 x 100 m relay
 and Asafa Powell, for instance.

Everyone who has worked hard to persuade the Jamaicans to use Birmingham as their training base deserves our thanks and congratulations.

The university for providing the opportunity, of course.

And the officers and members of Birmingham City Council - not least their leader Mike Whitby - for clinching the deal.

This coup will help safeguard Birmingham's reputation as a welcoming city with great facilities.

If Usain Bolt or any of his team-mates chalk up a record at the 2012 games, we can truly boast: "Made in Brum".

THESE are turbulent times at Birmingham City Football Club, on the brink of a takeover by the little known Hong Kong millionaire Carson Yeung.

Supporters are understandably concerned about the future of the club, recently promoted back into the Premier League.

There are questions that need answering about the future direction the club will take and reassurances that need to be given by the current and potential owners.

Which is why the Birmingham Mail has opened its pages to supporters who want to raise these issues.

The flood of letters and emails we have received can leave no-one in any doubt about the passion that surrounds the Blues.

As a local newspaper, we share that passion and we are committed to providing a platform for fans to have their say at this crucial time.

Keep the letters coming and we will not only publish them, but we will ensure they are delivered personally to Carson Yeung as a 'Charter for the Future of Blues'.
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