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Bolt on his way to SA

2011-11-15 10:02

Johannesburg - Usain Bolt, the fastest man on earth and multiple Olympic and world champion, is finally coming to South Africa, according to a Sowetan report.

The celebrated Jamaican sprinter will hit our shores next week for the South African sports indaba that is organised by Sport and Recreation Minister Fikile Mbalula.

The event at Gallagher Estate in Midrand on Monday and Tuesday is expected to be attended by sports federations, business people, organisations, churches, labour, taxi and media bodies, as well as some US basketball stars.

"Minister Mbalula has invited a host of top international stars to join us during the sports indaba, including the great Usain Bolt," said Mbalula's spokesman Paena Galane.

"In fact, Usain was one of the people who was invited to the SA Sports Awards in Sun City but he could not attend."

Sport24

Comments
  • ruanpretorius1980 - 2011-11-15 11:25

    And how much is his appearance money? And who is paying for that?

      ruanpretorius1980 - 2011-11-15 11:29

      Just wondering because it is hosted by our Minister of Sport and Recreation for the "South African sports indaba."

      grensburg - 2011-11-15 12:33

      And other countries host him free of charge?

      Eric - 2011-11-15 15:17

      Bolt is coming to the motherland for the sports indaba. he's not going to charge the dept of sports and recreation for being part of the event. not everyone is heartless and inhuman like you.

  • Louise - 2011-11-15 13:23

    it's only really newsworthy if he would RUN over here, where true sportslovers and fans could watch. Sports Indaba, Gallagher, cocktails, sportsminister........that's just fluff

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