Athletics: Bolt to race Bislett games

Triple Olympic champion Usain Bolt will compete over 100 metres in the ExxonMobil Bislett Games on June 7.

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The meeting in Oslo is one of 14 Samsung Diamond League meetings in 2012 and the first in which Bolt has confirmed his participation.

"I am looking forward to coming back to Oslo and the Bislett Games this summer and trying the 100 metres," Jamaican sprint star Bolt said.

"I was really happy with my performance last year when I ran 19.87 seconds in the 200 metres in front of a sold-out stadium with its enthusiastic crowd.

"That ended up being my second fastest 200m race of my season.

"My preparations have been good this fall. I am injury-free, working hard and everything is going according to plan.

"This year is really important for me as it is an Olympic year and I am aiming to defend my three gold medals from Beijing.

"My 100m race at Bislett stadium on June 7 will be an important stepping stone towards that goal."



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