Musicians, artists and Jamaica's Olympic hopefuls will attend the concert in Birmingham later today.
There was sunshine, Jamaican athletes, expectant crowds. But this well-oiled publicity machine had one thing missing. Usain Bolt.
A statue of the world's fastest man Usain Bolt is on display outside Birmingham Council house striking his famous pose the wrong way.
Ryan from Derbyshire has just turned 15. At 14, he ran 200m in 21.76 secs which is five hundredths of a second quicker than Usain Bolt ran 200m at that age.
Ryan Gorman's been telling us about the moment he found out.
A runner from Derbyshire has become the fastest 14-year-old in European history after winning the 200 metres at the National Indoor under 17 championships.
Ryan Gorman's time of 21.76 seconds makes him faster than Usain Bolt at the same age - but only by five hundreths of a second!
Ryan trains at the Nottinghamshire Athletic Club and has since turned 15, but his training continues.
Usain Bolt broke his own record in the 100m at London 2012, but he only managed to set his third fastest time in the 200m at 19.32 seconds. His personal best 200m time was set in 2009 in Berlin at 19.19 seconds.
A Birmingham born woman who is 101 next month has praised Olympic hero Usain Bolt after she received a gold medal of her own for fitness.Agnes Jones wants to send a message to Bolt who last night paid tribute to Birmingham for hosting the Jamaican team's training camp.
Mrs Jones who has been watching the athlete's races from her nursing home in Shirley, Solihull said: "Very well done indeed. I hope he continues to do it."And she added: "He's a very nice young man, and he deserved it."
Mrs Jones, a grandmother and retired seamstress, has just won a gold medal from the charity NAPA - the National Association for the Providers of Activities for Older People.
The centenarian beat 308 other elderly people in a competition which involved bicep curls with baked bean tins and sit-to-stand repetitions.She can dash 50 metres in 54 seconds with the aid of her walking trolly.
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.
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.
– Don Quarrie, technical athletics manager
"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"
Running shoes belonging to the fastest man in the world, Usain Bolt went under the hammer for £25,000 at charity auction last night.
The auction was to support a life-changing opportunity for a student resident in Jamaica to study at the University of Birmingham.
Eamon Gaughan, founder of The Torque Project, who was the successful bidder said:
“It is the best 25 grand I have ever spent! Winning Usain Bolt’s running spikes and meeting the man in person: amazing! Helping to bring a Jamaican student to our great city and one of the country’s finest Universities: even better!”**
The auction took place at a private gala dinner at the University of Birmingham with guests frantically outbidding one-another in order to secure themselves a piece of sporting history.
Celebrity chef and businessman Levi Roots paid £4,200 for a running vest signed by the Jamaican track and field team.
Jamaican athlete Usain Bolt and his country's athletics team are staying in the Midlands ahead of the Olympic Games.
Birmingham City Council have put up a statue to their most high profile guest in Victoria square but critics say they've got a vital detail wrong - the correct execution of Bolt's victory pose.