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Las Vegas Lights want Usain Bolt deal

Las Vegas Lights want Usain Bolt deal
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Las Vegas Lights owner and CEO Brett Lashbrook reveals that he wants to sign the world's fastest man Usain Bolt.

Las Vegas Lights owner and CEO Brett Lashbrook has revealed that he wants to sign Usain Bolt.

The world's fastest man began training with Stromsgodset towards the end of May before playing for the Norwegian club as he bids to forge a career as a professional footballer following his retirement from athletics.

The 31-year-old, who has also spent time with German giants Borussia Dortmund, has previously not been shy in revealing his desire to one day represent Manchester United.

Australian side Central Coast Mariners are the latest club to be linked with the Jamaican, but Las Vegas Lights are also in the mix.

"Of course we have an interest in Usain Bolt. Why wouldn't we?" ESPN quotes Lashbrook as saying. "He's the world's fastest guy and he's trained at some of the best clubs in the world. To come play Division 2 soccer in the US actually makes all the sense in the world.

"This guy is an absolute specimen of an athlete and we think he could absolutely succeed at the USL level. Any coach in any sport who says they wouldn't like the opportunity to work with the world's fastest man at his prime would just be flat out lying to you."

Las Vegas Lights - who were only formed in 2017 - play their football in the United Soccer League. Former United States wonderkid Freddy Adu currently turns out for the club.

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Olympic medal table header
CountryGold medalSilver MedalBronze MedalT
ChinaChina21131246
JapanJapan175830
United StatesUnited States16171346
Olympics flagOlympic Athletes from Russia11151137
AustraliaAustralia1031427
Great BritainGreat Britain891128
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Sunday's key events


GOLF
· The men's golf reaches its conclusion, with plenty of players still in medal contention. Home favourite Hideki Matsuyama is one shot off Xander Schauffele's lead, while Great Britain's Paul Casey is another shot further back and Tommy Fleetwood is also in the mix (11.30pm-8am)

CYCLING - BMX
· Great Britain have already made history in the BMX events in Tokyo, something Charlotte Worthington and Declan Brooks will be looking to add to in the women's (2.10am) and men's (3.10am) freestyle finals

SWIMMING
· The final day of swimming action begins with the men's 50m freestyle final. Ben Proud could add to a medal-laden Games in the pool for Team GB so far, although he is up against USA's Caeleb Dressel, who is going for his fourth gold in Tokyo (2.30am)
· From sprint to endurance, Great Britain's second medal hope of the day comes through Daniel Jervis in the men's 1500m freestyle final (2.44am)
· Team GB will again be among the heavy favourites for gold in the last swimming event of the Games - the men's 4x100m medley relay final - having won the mixed event in a world record time on Saturday (3.36am)

BOXING
· Already guaranteed at least a bronze, Pat McCormack takes part in the men's welterweight semi-final against Ireland's Aidan Walsh with a spot in the gold medal final at stake (4.03am)
· Ben Whittaker is also in the semi-finals of the men's light heavyweight and will be looking to continue Team GB's success in the ring (4.51am)

TENNIS
· There will be a surprise on the top of the men's tennis podium after Novak Djokovic missed out on a medal altogether. Alexander Zverev takes on Karen Khachanov in the second match on Centre Court at the Ariake Tennis Park (7am-2pm)

SAILING
· Alison Young will be going for gold in the women's laser radial medal race (7.33am)

ARTISTIC GYMNASTICS
· Team GB's Max Whitlock will look to defend his 2016 Olympic title in the men's pommel horse final (10.41am)

ATHLETICS
· The men's high jump final includes GB's Tom Gale, although his chances of a medal look bleak (11.10am)
· So often the blue-riband event of the Olympics, the men's 100m final takes place as the world's fastest bid to be crowned Usain Bolt's successor. Three Brits have made it into the semi-finals (11.15am-11.32am), and the final looks wide open after an underwhelming display by favourite Trayvon Bromell on Saturday (1.50pm)

HOCKEY
· Great Britain face India in the men's quarter-final (1pm)

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