Australian anti-doping chiefs defend decision to drug test Usain Bolt

Oct 22, 2018, 00:16
Australian anti-doping chiefs defend decision to drug test Usain Bolt

Valletta FC revealed exclusively to ESPN that they have offered a two-year deal for the former track superstar to "spearhead their charge to the Champions League", possibly debuting in mid-December.

Many questioned how far Bolt's obsession with becoming a professional footballer would go, but there seems to be little doubt now as to whether or not he could make it at the highest level.

The topic was Usain Bolt's professional prospects with a European club, Valletta FC, which later made him an offer.

"I'm just happy I got the chance, and I'm proud of myself", he said.

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In his absence, second-year runner James Conner has morphed into a workhorse as both a runner and pass-catcher. Additionally, Bell is costing himself money by not returning during the bye week.

The eight-time Olympic gold medalist is now on trial for Australian A-Team Central Coast Mariners where he impressed in his first friend game by netting two goals.

According to a report from ESPN, Valletta FC, the champions of the small island, were taken over by Abu Dhabi-based Sanban Group in September. And while the club are happy with their two primary strikers, Bojan Kaljevic and Mario Fontanella, they want to add Bolt to the mix fresh from his trial in Australia.

Mariners coach Mike Mulvey said Bolt has until January at the latest to show the team what he can do on the pitch.

"Usain Bolt broke the record in Beijing in 2008 [running 9.69 seconds in the final of the 100 metres, a record he later improved on], and I have followed him for the last year-and-a-half on his football journey".

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The 20-time Grand Slam victor and reigning champion Federer plays 13th seed Borna Coric of Croatia in Saturday's other semifinal. The 21-year-old Coric , who won the Halle title on grass earlier this year, fell to 2-3 in career finals.

Media reports suggest the Mariners are waiting for governing body Football Federation Australia to decide whether it will contribute to a potential Aus$3 million (US$2.1 million) offer to Bolt.

"It's very much, the ball in the Mariners' court", Gallop told Macquarie Sports Radio.

"If they get to that (signing) point then we'll look at what's feasible for us but it can't be for the marquee player fund".

Bolt who retired from athletics in 2017, has trained with Borussia Dortmund, South African club Sundowns and Norway's Stromsgodset.

Archbishop of Washington DC Cardinal Donald Wuerl resigns amid cover-up scandal
For his part, Bishop Wuerl was sent back to his native Pittsburgh, where he was installed as the diocesan bishop in March 1988. The pope also praised Cardinal Wuerl's "nobility" in choosing to step down rather than defend his record under fire.

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