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Bolt to run Diamond League 200m in Oslo

Jamaican Olympic sprint king Usain Bolt will race the 200 metres at the Diamond League meeting on June 9 in Oslo, organisers said on Tuesday

AFP, Tuesday 11 Jan 2011
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Last year, triple world record holder Bolt brought a premature curtain down on his season following a defeat in the 100m to US rival Tyson Gay in Stockholm.

He took three weeks out suffering from an Achilles injury adding to a back problem.

Oslo is the first event to see his presence confirmed since last summer.

"My preparations have gone really well, the injury problem I had during the summer is fully healed and my training has gone according to plan," Bolt said in a statement.

"I am looking forward to compete for the first time in front of the famous Bislett stadium crowd in Oslo.

"I hold three world records but I hear this track has an incredible 69 World records on it so it will be nice to run in such a famous stadium," added the star, who holds record times in the 100m, 200m and 4x100m.

The 24-year-old Olympic champion is also set to defend his 100m and 200m titles at the world championships in Daegu, South Korea.

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