Usain Bolt the Star in 2012 Olympics, Says Organizer

London, Sep 7. -Sebastian Coe, head of the Organizing Committee for the 2012 Olympic Games in London, said Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt will get the most attention and be the greatest star in the 2012 Games next year."Bolt is like the Muhammad Ali of athletics, he really has an aura, just like the one Ali had, now his fame goes beyond sports," Coe wrote in his column in the UK newspaper The Daily Telegraph, referring to Bolt's impact in the world.

Coe, a former British middle-distance runner and Olympic Champion in Moscow 1980 and Los Angeles 1984, compared Bolt's magnetism in the recently concluded World Championship in South Korea with the return of the so-called "Beatlemania."

"Bolt will be the emblematic figure at the 2012 Olympic Games. I talked to him, and he told me he wants to amaze the world, to have another extraordinary impact, to ensure his status as a legend in the sport," Coe wrote for The Daily Telegraph.

Next year, Bolt will defend the Olympic titles he reached in the 100, 200 and in the 4 x 100 meter relief in the 2008 Games in Beijing, China. (Prensa Latina)