Thursday, April 18, 2013

Usain Bolt confirmed for London Anniversary Games

Bolt beats Blake to win 100m gold 

Usain Bolt's management team seem to have made their peace with the UK Tax-man.  We understand that the country's heavy taxation regime had been an issue in finalising plans for Bolt to run there - Jean Anita
BBC - 17 April 2013 (link below): Usain Bolt will compete in the London 2012 Anniversary Games from 26 to 28 July, along with 28 other medallists from last year's Olympics.
Jamaican Bolt won three gold medals at London 2012, in the 100m, 200m and as part of the 4x100m relay team.

Jessica Ennis with her Olympic gold medal
Jessica Ennis has Jamaican roots - her Dad was born here!

Britain's Jessica Ennis will also take part in the event at the Olympic Stadium, along with fellow gold medal winners Mo Farah and Greg Rutherford.
Sally Pearson and Aries Merritt are among 12 Olympic champions signed up.
The event will double as the 2013 London Grand Prix, which usually takes place at Crystal Palace, and will be held on Friday and Saturday, followed by a day of Paralympic events on Sunday, 28 July.
It will take place on the one-year anniversary of the opening ceremony of London 2012, two weeks before the start of the World Athletics Championships in Moscow on 10 August.
Bolt, who set an Olympic record in the 100m and helped his team-mates post a new world record in the 4x100m relay at London 2012, will use the event as a warm-up for Moscow.

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