Athletics

Bolt 'too expensive' for meet

2012-08-18 17:52
Usain Bolt (File)

Stockholm - Newly-crowned Olympic sprint king Usain Bolt was deliberately not invited to the Stockholm Diamond League meeting because the Jamaican commands too great an appearance fee, according to organisers.

Meet organiser Jan Kowalski told the Expressen tabloid: "We'd get to saturation point if he were to run every year.

"We had talks with him but we thought 'is it worth paying the price for him to come?'"

The absence of the world's fastest man, who appeared at the Stockholm meet three times between 2009-11, was marked by many more empty seats in the stadium than usual, Expressen said.

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