BOLT TO STAR AT INAUGURATION EVENT FOR TOKYO 2020 OLYMPIC STADIUM

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Jamaica’s track and field legend Usain Bolt will feature as the headline act for a special event, to mark the inauguration of the new national stadium in Tokyo, in December.

The December 21 event will be a grand unveiling of the Olympic stadium for Tokyo 2020 and will tie together sport, music and culture.

Specific details are still to be revealed, but the nine time Olympic gold medalist is expected to make a cameo, in what the Japan Sport Council describe only as ‘a new type of race, that has never existed before’.

Bolt set world records over 100m, 200 and the 4x100m relay, to win three gold medals at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, before repeating his golden treble at London 2012 and Rio 2016.

The now retired star will be joined at the $9.2m venue, by Japanese performing arts group Kodo and will include the Tohoku Kizuna Festival.

Kodo is a group that finds infinite possibilities in traditional musical performing arts, centered on drums.