Triple Olympic gold medallist sprinter Usain Bolt, will take part in the 2010 Commonwealth Games in New Delhi, Organising Committee Chairman Suresh Kalmadi, said here.
Addressing a Sports Breakfast on the sidelines of Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) here, Mr. Kalmadi said Bolt would be the start attraction in the October 3-14 muliti-sport event being hosted by India for the first time.
Mr. Kalmadi said the preparations for the Games were on track and the the process to hand over stadia woulld start in January and everything would be in place by May, five months ahead of the multi-sport event.
He also reaffirmed the commitment to hold the best ever Commonwealth Games that will have focus on the environment.
“These will be the first ever green Games ... become the benchmark for all multi-disciplinary games in future. These will be the best ever Games,” said mr. Kalmadi who outlined the preparations along with Sports Secretary Sindushree Khullar.
The first stadium to be handed over to the Organising Committee will be Dhyan Chand Stadium, which will host hockey competitions.
Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, the venue for the opening and closing ceremonies of the Games on October 3 and October 14 respectively, besides the track and field events will be handed over by May.