Thompson has been one of the mid-1990s to the world's best 100-meter and 200 -meter runners. At the 2000 Olympics in Sydney he won the bronze medal over 100 m in 10.04 s over 200 m, he finished fourth.
Also at the 2004 Olympics in Athens, he was back on the small Caribbean island at the start. About 100 meters he reached the finals again, but this time could not win a medal.
Obadele Thompson has a competition weight of 67 kg at a height of 1.75 m.
He ran in 1996 in El Paso with 9.69 s the fastest ever time over 100m time run, but at irregular tail wind of 5.0 m / s
Since February 2007, Thompson is married to the former sprinter Marion Jones and the couple have two children of their own.