So it turns out we will get to see the legendary Usain Bolt at the upcoming Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, only this time he won’t be sprinting on the track.
Instead, the eight-time Olympic superstar will be sitting in the crowds as a spectator – cheering on the Jamaican team.
It’s understood Bolt’s visit to Australia was meant to be kept under wraps, however Jamaican sprinter Yohan Blake spilled the news at a media sleepover at the Games village at the weekend.
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“My friend Usain Bolt is coming as well, he’s coming to watch the 100m final,” Blake told reporters.
“He was at the track in Jamaica before I left and said: ‘When I come to Australia, if you don’t win there is going to be problems’.
“I don’t have a Commonwealth medal. It’s very important for me to have one in in my trophy case.”
Blake said Bolt has “left a legacy to carry on” and that’s what he’s going to do.
Bolt’s visit to Australia next month is part of his partnership with the Optus network.
“Usain Bolt is heading to Australia and as part of his visit he will be on the Gold Coast to promote Optus’ 5G future technology showcase,” an Optus spokesperson said in a statement.
“Bolt will go head to head to test the speed of future 5G technology at the 5G showcase Festival 2018 at Kurrawa Park (Broadbeach).”