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Watching Usain Bolt in 100m final not high priority for Games’ greats

Everyone wants to see Usain Bolt run in the London 2012 Olympic Games 100m final, right? It’s the hottest ticket in London town this year, oversubscribed thousands of times over, according to Games organisers and any straw poll of UK residents.

But talk to the Olympic greats, many in town this week for the Laureus World Sports Awards, and it’s surprising to find what Olympic events tick their box. When the question was asked of Nadia Comaneci, Mark Spitz, Daley Thompson and Edwin Moses – 19 Olympic gold medals and 58 World Championship titles between them – the Bolt race was raised only as a potential highlight, behind the men’s triathlon, fencing and Michael Phelps’ appearance in the pool. Read more>>

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