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Bolt Back In London For Diamond League Event

5:32 AM, Apr 17, 2013   |    comments
Usain Bolt (AP)
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LONDON (AP) - Usain Bolt will headline the Diamond League meeting at London's Olympic Stadium in July, returning to the scene of his clean sweep of sprint gold medals at the 2012 Games.

The Jamaican sprinter will compete in the 100 meters and the 4x100 relay at the two-day meeting on July 26-27, which marks the anniversary of the opening ceremony of the London Olympics.

Bolt says "I'm looking forward to coming back to the U.K., especially with it being a year since winning three gold medals in the Olympic Stadium."

Besides the Olympics, Bolt hasn't run in London since 2009, partly because of Britain's tax laws, which force foreign competitors to give up a share of their prize money and endorsements. Athletes will be given tax exemptions for the meet.

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