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Bolt Agrees to Practice Deal With Australian Soccer Club
The eight-time Olympic sprint champion Usain Bolt wore a Mariners scarf after landing in Sydney on Saturday following a 14-hour flight from Los Angeles. He was welcomed by a small group of Central Coast fans and told reporters he was looking forward to hitting the practice field and excited to call Australia his home. The world record holder in both the 100 and 200 meters, will join the club for an indefinite training period as he looks to secure a professional playing contract with the club to play in the A-League from October. He has previously trialled unsuccessfully with teams in Germany, Norway and South Africa. It's understood Bolt will have his first training session with the club on Aug. 21. It seems Usain Bolt is quickly closing in on a professional soccer career. The Jamaican great has negotiated an "indefinite training period" with Central Coast Mariners in Australia's A-League.