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Thursday 17 April 2014

Usain Bolt set for Paris meet

Bolt: Jamaica’s king of sprinting
Bolt: Jamaica’s king of sprinting

Usain Bolt will race at the Paris Diamond League meeting on July 5, organisers have announced.

The world record holder will line up in the 100 metres at the Meeting Areva.

The meeting is just over three weeks before the start of the athletics competition at the Commonwealth Games. The Jamaican has yet to announce whether he plans to compete in Glasgow.

Bolt has recently spoken out in support of WADA’s declaration that they intend to test the hair follicles of athletes in a bid to clamp down on drug cheats in sport.

"I think that any way you can crack down on drug use in sports, I have no problem with it, he said.

Bolt, who has won six Olympic gold medals and holds the world record at 100m and 200m, signalled his approval in Kingston last week.

"If it's a new rule and it's a better way to clamp down on this, then I welcome it."

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