Bolt to skip Rome Diamond League meet
Golden Gala organisers say Usain Bolt will skip the Rome Diamond League meet on June 5, citing reported injury problems.
However, Bolt’s manager Ricky Simms said that the 100 and 200-metre record holder didn’t have a contract to run the Rome meet and that he is not aware of any injuries.
Rome meet director Luigi D’Onofrio said in a statement that “we were warned a few days ago about Bolt’s problems. ... Then the confirmation came: Bolt will skip the Rome stop of the Diamond League, the first meet he had decided to compete in. Obviously we’re disappointed.”