London: Usain Bolt, 25, is going to full glare of publicity at the London 2012, and chances are even higher after he has been named on Thursday as Jamaica’s flag bearer for the opening ceremony.
“I would like to inform you that our flag-bearer for the Olympic opening ceremony will be doctor, the honourable Usain Bolt,” Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA) president Mike Fennell announced before a news conference, Reuters reported.
Bolt said: “Carrying the flag is an honour. For my country I would do anything because I love my country. Couldn’t live anywhere else.
“To be on TV, to be singled out at the opening ceremony, it’s kind of great and I’m looking forward to it tomorrow.”
Bolt became one of the biggest names in sport after winning gold medals in the 100 metres, 200m and 4x100m relay at the Beijing Olympics four years ago, all in world record times.
“Everyone wants a win and would love to see a world record to say happy birthday to Jamaica,” said Bolt. “I look forward to saying happy birthday to Jamaica.”