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IOC chief: Usain Bolt, indeed, an icon

Updated: August 12, 2012, 10:53 AM ET
Associated Press

LONDON -- IOC president Jacques Rogge wants to set the record straight: Usain Bolt is an "active" legend and the best sprinter ever.

Rogge raised eyebrows earlier this week when he said the Jamaican runner needed to prove his greatness over more than two Olympics before achieving his self-proclaimed status of "living legend."

On Sunday, Rogge relented a bit and came up with a different wording for the six-time gold medalist.

"I mean this is purely a semantic issue," he said. ...

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