Jamaica’s sprint marvel Usain Bolt has still to begin negotiations about his Diamond League contract, less than a month before the 14-city series is officially launched in Berlin.
The success of the revamped calendar may depend on the triple Olympic champion agreeing to a deal, and he holds all the aces. “He’s the first name that any promoter would want at his meeting,” Ricky Simms, Bolt’s agent, said. However, Team Bolt have yet to sit down with the IAAF, the world governing body, to discuss his central contract.
The idea is that the world’s best athletes will sign up to a set number of races, but initial publicity in March met with scepticism from some agents, who suggested that their athletes could end up out of pocket…..Read More