Usain Bolt looks set to compete at this summer's Commonwealth Games in Glasgow after receiving "lots of requests, invitations and messages of support" from Scottish fans.
A Commonwealth gold is one of the few medals the sprinter does not have in his collection and he has now made himself available for selection for the Jamaican team at Glasgow 2014.
In a message on his website Bolt said he is unable to compete in the Jamaican Championships this weekend - the main qualifying event for the Commonwealth team - but he could still make the squad as part of the relay race.
The statement, titled 'a message from Usain', read: "I am not ready to compete at the Jamaican Championships this weekend but I have informed the JAAA that I am available for selection for the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow and have submitted the relevant documentation.
"I do not wish to take the place of anyone who qualifies this weekend in an individual event but am available for relay duty if the selectors feel I can be an asset to the Jamaican team in Glasgow.