Usain Bolt will almost certainly compete at the Commonwealth Games this July, or at least that's what one of the organisers of the event thinks.
Louise Martin, the vice-chair of the 2014 organising committee, revealed she is "95 per cent certain" he will compete, reports The Scotsman.
Bolt is expected to compete at the Sainsbury's Grand Prix in Glasgow just two weeks before the Games, and Martin believes that the atmosphere at the event will make him want to return.
"We know that he will almost certainly be in the Diamond League two weeks before the opening ceremony for Glasgow," said Martin. "Once he gets into the Diamond League and sees the atmosphere at Hampden, I think he'll want to make another appearance there.
"Everybody has been working with him. I think he would genuinely like to be here. He's got a house in London and we now have dispensation from taxes and all of that sort of thing. Putting all of that together, I would say I'm 95% certain that he will be here."
If Bolt were to compete it would be his first Commonwealth Games appearance. The 27-year-old has won six Olympic and eight World Championship gold medals, and adding a Commonwealth title to that would complete the set.
Unlike the world's and the Olympics, though, if Bolt were to run, it is doubtful that he will race in both the 100 and 200m, as well as the 4X100m relay. And Martin, herself, is unsure what the Jamaican would do.
"What he will do, I don't know. I'd love to see him run all three. Mind you, he's got to win his trials yet, and the Jamaican trials are difficult. But it would be great even if it's only on event."
Should he choose to compete, and then, of course, qualify for the team, it will certainly make the spectacle of the Games a lot greater, for there is no bigger name in athletics than Usain Bolt.
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