Jamaica's Olympic Training

The Jamaican team, who have been training in Birmingham, prepare for the Olympic Games.

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Jamaican team train in Birmingham - sans Bolt

by Steve Clamp

Staying with the Olympics and there was disappointment today for hundreds of sports fans as Jamaica's biggest star, Usain Bolt failed to show at an open training session, despite assurances given, by his own team manager that he would be there.

The event at Birmingham University did give spectators the chance to see many medal hopfuls as they prepared for the Olympics, but without Bolt, it wasn't quite the afternoon many had hoped for.


Jamaican team "more than just one man"

Usain Bolt did not make an appearance at the Jamaican team's Track and Field open training session at the University of Birmingham today.

In a press conference earlier this afternoon, the team's management were quizzed about Bolt's no-show.

"I don't know where he is right now. He [Bolt] is 101 percent ready but the Jamaican team is much more than just one man"

– Don Quarrie, technical athletics manager