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Sponsors delight as Usain Bolt confirms Commonwealth Games race

Glasgow’s 2014 Commonwealth Games have been given a boost after Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt confirmed he would be competing at the event

Bolt’s presence will provide a welcome sprinkling of star dust to the tournament with audiences the world over drawn to the charismatic runner, who revels in his title as the fastest person ever.

David Grevemberg, chief executive of Glasgow 2014 said: "Usain Bolt is the fastest man on earth, a great global ambassador for sport and it's thrilling news that his next focus is competing at the 2014 Commonwealth Games for Team Jamaica in three weeks' time.

"Scotland has the biggest Hampden roar waiting for him and sports fans across the world will also relish the prospect of seeing him go for a first Commonwealth Gold in Glasgow.”

The Commonwealth Games open on 23 July.

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