Usain Bolt confirms his place at London Anniversary Games


Six-times Olympic champion Usain Bolt will return to London’s Olympic Park to take part in next year’s London Anniversary Games, organisers British Athletics confirmed on Tuesday.

World’s fastest man, Bolt, will compete in London’s world-class Diamond League event on July 22-23, making it his final appearance before the Rio Olympics, the lanky Jamaican said in a statement.

“I am pleased to announce my return to the Olympic stadium in London for the 2016 Anniversary Games,” said Bolt. “I know the athletics fans in London are very knowledgeable and passionate about track and field and will come out in force and create a great atmosphere like they always do. I first competed in the London Grand Prix in 2005 when the event was in Crystal Palace, this will be my ninth time to compete in a city I know very well.

“There are a lot of Jamaicans living in the UK and I always get great support – it is like my home away from home. See you in July.”

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