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Six Degrees: Usain Bolt to Hamid Karzai

August 21st, 2009
10:17 AM ET

It's that time of the week again!

Get your thinking caps on, we're handing down our Six Degrees challenge.

All you need to do is connect two newsmakers who have hit the headlines in six moves.

This week we want you to link Usain Bolt, who smashed two world records in Berlin this week, to Afghanistan president (for now, at least) Hamid Karzai.

Leave your submissions in the comments section below, and the team will pick the most creative connection, and I'll announce the winner on tonight's show.

Still need some inspiration? Check this out ...

One of our recent winners was Brian Petersen, who connected golfer Tiger Woods to comedian Sacha Baron Cohen. Here’s how he did it …

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… entertainer Bob Hope, who played alongside …

…comedian Steve Martin in “The Muppet Movie,” who wrote a movie called “Traitor” starring …

… actor Don Cheadle, who helped carry out a heist in “Ocean’s 11″ with …

… actor Brad Pitt, who starred in “The Devil’s Own” with …

… actor Harrison Ford, who was interviewed by Sacha Baron Cohen’s character Bruno in the film of the same name.

Reckon you can do better? Then try your hand at connecting Usain Bolt and Hamid Karzai. Remember: you need five other people between those two: no more, no less. If you want your friends to take the challenge as well, then click the "share post" button below.

To see previous challenges, click here. Happy connecting!

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  1. Maureen V.

    USAIN BOLT became the first man to win all three events (100m, 200m and 4x100m relay) at a single Olympics since…CARL LEWIS who was the inspiration for the naming of…LEWIS CARL DAVIDSON HAMILTON who was awarded an MBE by…QUEEN ELIZABETH II who delivered a speech on the White House south lawn in 2007, where she was winked at by…GEORGE W. BUSH who appointed as his Vice President…DICK CHENEY who attended the 2004 presidential inauguration of…HAMID KARZAI

    Maureen V.
    Leeds, UK

    August 21, 2009 at 10:40 am | Reply
  2. Sally H

    Here goes.....

    USAIN BOLT – visited Manchester in May 09, and had a training session with
    CRISTIANO RONALDO – who played for Portugal under the management of
    LUIZ FELIPE SCOLARI – who was the manager of Brazil, when they beat England in the 2002 World Cup, which was the final appearance for England by
    TEDDY SHERINGHAM – who played for Tottenham Hotspur alongside
    JURGEN KLINSMANN – who has been interviewed by
    BECKY ANDERSON – of CNN, who has also interviewed

    Sally H

    August 21, 2009 at 11:02 am | Reply
  3. akugbe-myers

    usain bolt is a 23years old athlete who is the first person since carl lewis to hold all three sprint competitions in both the olmypicsworld championships since carl lewis,who is a political analyist and who wanted bush to remove american soldiers from afghanistan the same thing president HAMID KARZAI wants and has promised

    August 21, 2009 at 1:25 pm | Reply
  4. Luther Aquino

    USAIN BOLT won three gold medals during the 2008 Summer Olympics, for a medal count second only to that of MICHAEL PHELPS, who appeared in a Guitar Hero commercial with fellow American KOBE BRYANT, member of America's "Redeem Team" which beat fellow Laker PAU GASOL's own Spanish national team during the last Olympics, adding very much to the Spaniards' woes, for JUAN ANTONIO RAMOS, their top seeded bet for Taekwondo, also got beaten by this previously unheard of guy named ROHULLAH NIKPAI, who went on to win the Bronze Medal for Taekwondo, getting Afghan President HAMID KARZAI to congratulate him for being the first ever Olympic medalist in any event from Afghanistan.

    Luther Aquino
    The Philippines

    August 21, 2009 at 2:12 pm | Reply
  5. Brian C.

    Usain Bolt won the gold metal at the world championship this week. Chancelor Angela Merkel(1) opened the tournament in Belin. Her husband, Joachim Sauer(2) is a professor at the Humbolt University in Berlin, where Albert Einstein(3) also studied earlier. Albert Einstein did research toward the atomic bomb that Harry Truman(4) eventually decided to drop during WWII. George W. Bush(5) once compared himself to Truman in a speach at USMA. George Bush has also hosted talks with Hamid Karzai while he was president.

    August 21, 2009 at 2:26 pm | Reply
  6. Ian Griffin

    Usain Bolt is an olympic gold medallist at 100 and 200 metres

    Bolt was born in Jamaica

    Jamaica is still home to Bolt's parents

    Bolts parents ran a grocery business

    A business in Baltimore Maryland is owned by Qayum Karzai

    Qayum Karzai is the brother of Harmid Karzai, President of Afganistan.

    August 21, 2009 at 3:05 pm | Reply
  7. ahmad

    Usain comes from name hussain .so maybe his grand grand parents were muslims

    August 21, 2009 at 3:17 pm | Reply
  8. Anyachi Ezendu

    Hamid Karzai claimed victory in the 2009 election in Afghanistan just as Usain Bolt emerged victorious in world record breaking 200m sprint on the same day...

    August 21, 2009 at 4:22 pm | Reply
  9. Anyachi Ezendu

    Hamid Karzai

    claimed Victory in the 2009 election in Afghanistan

    just Usain

    Bolt emerged

    victorious in a record breaking 200m sprint

    on the same day

    August 21, 2009 at 4:37 pm | Reply
  10. Juan Jose Tejada

    Usain Bolt is a record breaking runner from Jamaica, the land of Reggae and Bob Marley; where Ian Fleming used to write the stories of James Bond, the spymaster that became famous defeating the evil minded Goldfinger and others like him; but never had a chance to go to Afghanistan after the master terrorist Bin Laden, in the land that Karzai rules.

    August 21, 2009 at 6:08 pm | Reply
  11. sophia

    i dont understand why is all this fight going on in those countires when all we see on tv is someone dying each day as we know it.

    August 24, 2009 at 3:55 am | Reply
  12. Kenneth opara

    Usain bolt believed he's gona emerge winner jst as Hamid Karzai believes he's gona emerge winner in d presidential election..lol.

    August 24, 2009 at 8:43 pm | Reply
  13. mustapha kwaru

    both men are braggers, loud mouthed and in love with the attention they get. however, one follows his showmanship with spectacular archivements while the other is a toothless bulldog. thas bolt and karzai respectively.

    September 3, 2009 at 4:39 pm | Reply
  14. mustapha kwaru- kano, kano state, nigeria

    both men are braggers, loud mouthed and very much in love wth the attention they get. however, one follows his showmanship with spectacular archivements while the other is a toothless bulldog. thats bolt and karzai respectively.

    September 3, 2009 at 4:53 pm | Reply
  15. Vinay Prabhu

    USAIN BOLT recently declared that he is a massive fan of cricket and idolizes

    ... Indian batting maestro SACHIN TENDULKAR, who on the eve of the British Grand Prix (July 23, 2002) received a Ferrari 360 Modena from the legendary...

    ... F1 racer MICHAEL SCHUMACHER, who attended the 2008 Governor Cup karting competition on Rastrelli Square with ...

    ... St. Petersburg governor VALENTINA MATVIYENKO , whose Governorship was renominated in 2005 by...

    ... the then Russian president, VLADIMIR PUTIN, who hosted ...

    ... the then Afghan opposition leader BURHANUDDIN RABBANI in Dushanbe on 22 October 2001...

    ...who in 1992, selected HAMID KARZAI to be the Deputy Foreign Minister in his cabinet.

    September 4, 2009 at 6:36 pm | Reply
  16. Manoel de Almeida

    Boa Tarde, caros amigos da produção!!
    Meu nome é Manoel de Almeida, sou maranhense, porém moro em SP a quase 20 anos; Sou bacharel em Direito e admirador deste programa. O motivo deste e-mail é somente p/ sugir ao senhores desta conceituada emissora, que façam uma divulgação/matéria dos Filmes(entrevista com Cícero Filho, cineasta do Maranhão), pois este rapaz é um batalhador, um sujeito muitíssimo inteligente, porém, não tem divulgação fora do nordeste. Escrevemos ao Prog. do Jô(REDE GLOBO -BRASIL) e fizemos esta sugestão. Fomos atendidos(entrevista exibida em 02-09-2009). O cineasta é um verdadeiro talento. Gostaria de ser atendido. O Filme "Flor de Abril", último trabalho dele. Com mais de 20 filmes gravados, detstacou-se o Filme "AI QUE VIDA , comédia", que conta a relidade daquela região, uma verdadeira loucura em todo o nordeste, e já em SP também, só que por meio dos camelores. Conheci o Cícero lá no Jô e confesso que fiquei encantado pela inteligência do rapaz. "FLOR DE ABRIL", será um grande sucesso futuramente.(Fone p/contato:11- 8038-9668 ou 86- 9983-6385) Gostaria de estar junto no dia. Ficaria muito feliz.
    Um forte abraço. Aguardo retorno.

    September 5, 2009 at 8:53 pm | Reply

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