20 JAN 2014 General News Paris, France

Bolt signs up for Paris – IAAF Diamond League

Usain Bolt wins the 200m at the 2013 IAAF Diamond League in Paris (Jean-Pierre Durand)Usain Bolt wins the 200m at the 2013 IAAF Diamond League in Paris (Jean-Pierre Durand) © Copyright

Usain Bolt will compete in the 2014 edition of the Meeting AREVA, the eighth leg of this year’s IAAF Diamond League, in Paris on Saturday 5 July.

It will be the fifth time the Jamaican superstar has competed on the Stade de France track, venue of the 2003 IAAF World Championships. He competed in the 100m at the Meeting AREVA in 2009 and 2010, and in the 200m in 2011 and 2013.

At this year’s Meeting AREVA, Bolt will step back down to the 100m, an event in which he set the 9.79 meeting record in 2009.

IAAF

2014 IAAF Diamond League calendar
Doha, QAT – 9 May
Shanghai, CHN – 18 May
Eugene, USA – 31 May
Rome, ITA – 5 Jun
Oslo, NOR – 11 Jun
New York, USA – 14 Jun
Lausanne, SUI – 3 Jul
Paris, FRA – 5 Jul
Glasgow, GBR – 11-12 Jul
Monaco, MON – 18 Jul
Stockholm, SWE – 21 Aug
Birmingham, GBR – 24 Aug
Zürich, SUI – 28 Aug
Brussels, BEL – 5 Sep