Jamaican sprint star allows special guests to enter closed off centre where he is preparing to defend his three Olympic titles
Access to Usain Bolt has been scarce for the media desperate to speak with arguably the biggest star of
the Rio 2016 Games as he prepares to defend his three Olympic titles. However, a group of children from underprivileged communitites surrounding the Jamaican track and field team's training base were invited to meet the reigning 100m, 200m and 4x100m champion on Tuesday (2 August) morning.
In a post on his Facebook page, Bolt shared a photo of him doing his trademark lightning bolt pose with dozens of kids from favela communities located close to the Navy Physical Education Centre in the Penha neighbourhood, which the Jamaicans are using as their pre-Games training base.
“They say these children are from the most dangerous communities (favelas) here in Rio. They are our future and I'm very happy I got to meet them,” Bolt wrote.