Bolt overwhelmed by unveiling of statue where it all began

KINGSTON – Multiple Olympic and world champion Usain Bolt has described the unveiling of his statue in front of Kingston’s National Stadium as one of the greatest moments of his career. The statue, commissioned by the Jamaican government and revealed by Prime Minister Andrew Holness, stands in front of the place where 15 years ago Bolt won the junior championships to announce himself to the world. “For me this is up there, it can’t be…

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Palmyra statue damaged by Islamic State goes on display in Damascus

DAMASCUS – A 2,000-year old statue badly damaged by Islamic State in Palmyra went on display on Sunday in Damascus after being restored. The Lion of Al-Lat statue was one of several ancient monuments damaged by Islamic State at Palmyra, the ancient city in central Syria which the jihadists have twice seized from government control during the six-year-long war. The 15-tonne statue was damaged by Islamic State in 2015 during its first spell in control…

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Wall Street’s ‘Charging Bull’ artist challenges ‘Fearless Girl’ sculpture

NEW YORK – The sculptor of Wall Street’s “Charging Bull” statue is seeing red over New York City’s decision to keep in place the “Fearless Girl” sculpture that now stares it down, saying the adjacent art has changed the meaning of his work and violated his legal rights. The city’s ruling to let the bronze depiction of a defiant girl remain until February 2018 just feet from the bull’s flaring nostrils should be reviewed, said…

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