Usain Bolt, Asafa Powell and Christophe Lemaitre are heading to Rome for the Compeed Golden Gala on May 31st.

(TRAVPR.COM) UK - May 2nd, 2012 - Jamaican sprint star Usain Bolt will be in action at next month's Compeed Golden Gala in Rome.

The 25-year-old athlete, who currently holds the world record for the 100 m and 200 m, will prepare for this year's Olympic Games by running in the Italian capital on Thursday May 31st.

Bolt is set to line up against his compatriot Asafa Powell and Frenchman Christophe Lemaitre in the 100 m.

Lemaitre is currently known as the fastest man in Europe, having claimed the 100 m, 200 m and 4x100 m relay titles at 2010's European Championships in Barcelona.

The 21-year-old will be aiming to test himself against the might of Bolt and Powell, who have dominated the international sprinting scene in recent years.

All three men are set to have one eye on the Olympics in London this summer, with Rome's Stadio Olimpico expected to provide an ideal location for the athletes to gauge their preparations.

Tickets for the Samsung Diamond League event can be purchased online, priced between €5 and €30 (£4 and £24.50).

Athletics fans will find a large number of Rome hotels at LateRooms.com, such as the Hotel Le Petit.

For more information on this event, visit www.diamondleague-rome.com/en/Home/.


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