Bolt to attend opening of Olympic Stadium in Tokyo

Eight-time Olympic champion 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 grand unveiling of the Olympic Stadium for Tokyo 2020, is due to take place on December 21 and tie together sport, music and culture.

Specific details are still to be revealed, but the Jamaican “Sprint King” 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". The new national stadium is just a month away from completion.

It is scheduled to  host the opening and closing ceremonies, as well as athletics and football tournaments at both the Olympics and Paralympics. The first official sports event at the stadium is due to be on January 1 when it will stage the Japanese Emperor's Cup, the premier tournament organized by the Japan Football Association.

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