Earlier in the week, International Olympic Committee president Jacques Rogge claimed Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt needed to dominate more than just two Olympics to be referred to as a "living legend." Well, now Rogge has thought better of those comments and changed his mind.
Rogge originally claimed that sustained success over several Olympics was the key to attaining legendary status, but has now reclassified Bolt as an "active" legend and the best sprinter of all-time.
After winning three gold medals at back-to-back Olympics it's pretty hard to dispute the fact that Bolt is the greatest sprinter of all-time. He holds world records in the 100 meters, 200 meters and 4x100 meter relay, and he hasn't even had a close race on the biggest stage of them all at the Olympics.
What Bolt has done is nothing short of amazing. His performances have captivated the world and his dominance of the sprinting world has been incredible. There is no question he's the greatest sprinter the world has ever seen.
Rogge has never been a fan of Bolt's antics and showmanship, but that shouldn't take away from his actual performances on the track. Bolt leaves London in possession of three more gold medals to add to the three he won at the 2008 Games in Beijing.
He also owns three world records and is just 25 years old. Something tells me Bolt is not even close to done dominating at the Olympic Games.
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