Bolt adds London return into Rio plans


Usain Bolt will tune up for the Rio Games at the scene of his last Olympic triumph, having confirmed his spot at the Diamond League meet in London in July.

The fastest man in the world has confirmed that Rio 2016 will be his last Games.

Bolt has dominated the last two Olympic sprint programmes, winning the 100m, 200m and 4x100m titles in Beijing in 2008 and defending those titles four years ago in London.

And the Jamaican is looking forward to another trip to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park for the fourth London Anniversary Games.

Bolt said: "The London Anniversary Games will be one of my last races before the Olympic Games in Rio.  

"It will be good to return to the Olympic Stadium on the Friday night and get more of the special atmosphere that the fans always produce. I always get great support in the UK and I expect the stadium to be packed. See you in July."

Bolt raced at the Anniversary Games in 2013 and 2015, winning last year's 100m in 9.87 seconds.