May 26,2011 - Mark this date, folks...Usain Bolt (World and Olympic gold medalist and record holder in the 100 metres and the 200 metres), will run for the first time this season, at the Diamond League Meet in Rome on this date.
He said in a television interview, last night, that he's recovered from injury, feeling great and will be defending his titles at the World Championships, so look forward to a good showing from him.
(Usain Bolt retired early in the 2010 Track and Field season, due to a back injury. His last race was against Tyson Gay at the DN Galan Meet in Stockholm, Sweden, where Gay beat him 9.84 secs to Usain's 9.97 secs ).
Speaking of good showing, Usain's new sports bar and grill, Tracks and Records will be launched soon.
He's partnered with The Kingston Live Entertainment Group (The KLE Group), to create a "first of its kind" sports bar and grill in Jamaica.
[The KLE Group creates state-of-the-art metropolitan nightclubs and bars that draw a discerning clientele. Its directors are husband and wife team, Gary and Tina Matalon - who also operate Fiction Lounge (a nightclub), at the MarketPlace, in Kingston and Kevin Bourke].
The state-of-the-art sports bar is over 7,000 square feet large, features Usain Bolt memorabilia, a humongous big- screen TV and televisions in every nook and cranny of the sports bar, ensuring patrons access to the latest sporting events, worldwide.
The table tops in each seating area, are really LCD monitors that enable you to order from a popup menu as well as control the TV in your area of the bar.
Tracks and Records is WIFI-enabled, thus enabling you to have Internet access whilst you work and socialize.
Really billed as "Kingston's newest and trendiest place to dine, dance and do just about whatever moves you", its owners say that families are also welcomed.
Well, I'm not too sure that many parents would want their kids in a setting involving a bar, but we get the drift...
...Tracks and Records will supposedly be a great hang-out-spot for trendy, upscale patrons who wish to meet there for business or pleasure.
(It's located at the Marketplace on Constant Spring Road in St. Andrew).
Initial reports say the food is good.
Total capital outlay: a cool US $2 million...yep folks, a cool JMD $169.1 million put up by Usain and his co-owners.
Congrats to Usain and Kingston Live Entertainment Group re the development of Tracks and Records, we wish them every success in this venture!
Please see pictures of Tracks and Records here (via Jamaica Gleaner). Just press the numbers beneath the inset photo, to scroll through the pics.
1) Television Programme, Entertainment Report, Television Jamaica, May 16,2011
2) Television Programme, Prime Time News at 7:00 p.m., Television Jamaica, May 16,2011
3) Article, "Usain Bolt's Tracks And Records Setting The Trend" Jamaica Gleaner May 14,2011
4) Article,"Bolt Will Run In Rome At Diamond League", by Navin Boddu, The SportsMirror.com, May 12,2011
5) Article, "Usain Bolt's Tracks & Records on Falmouth pier?", by Al Edwards, JamaicaObserver.com, February 18,2011
6) Article, "Usain Bolt Back Injury: Sprinter is Finished For 2010", by Howard Fendrich, HuffPost Sports, August 10,2010