News15 Dec 2015

Bolt to race in London – IAAF Diamond League


Usain Bolt at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in London (© Getty Images)

Jamaican superstar Usain Bolt will return to the London Anniversary Games next summer on 22-23 July. His appearance at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in the British capital will be his final race before the Olympic Games in Rio.

The world record-holder’s appearance at this year’s edition of the meeting was his last race before heading to the Chinese capital for the IAAF World Championships Beijing 2015, where he successfully defended his titles in the 100m, 200m and 4x100m.

“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,” said the six-time Olympic gold medallist.

“I first competed in the London Grand Prix in 2005 when the event was in Crystal Palace,” he added. “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.”

Organisers for the IAAF

2016 IAAF Diamond League calendar
6 May – Doha, QAT
14 May – Shanghai, CHN
28 May – Eugene, USA
2 Jun – Rome, ITA
5 Jun – Birmingham, GBR
9 Jun – Oslo, NOR
16 Jun – Stockholm, SWE
18 Jun – New York City, USA
15 Jul – Monaco, MON
22-23 Jul – London, GBR
25 Aug – Lausanne, SUI
27 Aug – Paris, FRA
1 Sep – Zurich, SUI
9 Sep – Brussels, BEL