Sprint legend Bolt fumes over drug test notice


Bolt has created quite a buzz and enjoyed some success, with over 10 000 fans flocking to see him come off the bench in the Mariners first friendly, then he made the headlines again after scoring two goals on Friday.

Australia's anti-doping authority has defended its decision to test Usain Bolt after the former Olympic sprint champion questioned why he had been selected while he is on trial with A-League club Central Coast Mariners.

After "completing" the athletics arena Bolt is now attempting to make a name for himself in the world of football.

Bolt, who retired from athletics previous year, scored twice on his first Mariners start in Friday's friendly against Macarthur South West, but then reacted quizzically to receiving the drugs test notice on Monday.

"They've seen me in training, they've seen what I'm capable of, so they need to analyse and say, 'Is he good enough?' and they will tell me that", Bolt told reporters.

Central Coast have insisted at every stage that Bolt's timeless trial is a long-term project.

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"This isn't about money, this is about history". As per the notice, it appears that the Football Federation Australia has asked the athlete to submit his urine and blood samples.

According to a report from ESPN, Valletta FC, the champions of the small island, were taken over by Abu Dhabi-based Sanban Group in September.

"How am I going to get drug tested today?"

"It's very much, the ball in the Mariners' court", Gallop told Macquarie Sports Radio.

FFA head David Gallop said Tuesday "the story of a contract in Europe is news to me", but that any financial support from the governing body would not be drawn from a marquee fund set up to attract top players to the A-League.

The 32-year-old Jamaican has repeatedly expressed his hope to win a contract ahead of the Mariners' 2018-19 A-League campaign which kicks off at the weekend.