Usain Bolt to support IAAF Programme

Havana, Sep 26 (IANS) Athletics superstar Usain Bolt has said his foundation is to become part of “Athletics for a Better World” powered by the sport’s world governing body IAAF, the media reported.

The Usain Bolt Foundation will join forces with the programme to inspire positive social change through education, cultural development and sport, Xinhua news agency reported on Saturday.

“Athletics for a Better World”, IAAF’s social responsibility programme, provides organisations and people with a platform to use the universality of athletics to make a positive difference around the world.

As part of the programme, the Usain Bolt Foundation will be able to use the IAAF’s global reach, marketing channels and sporting credibility to spread their message and reach more young people than ever before.

“I am very proud that the Usain Bolt Foundation is officially partnered with the IAAF’s ‘Athletics for a Better World’,” said Bolt, world and Olympic 100m, 200m and 4x100m champion, on Friday.

“Since the foundation was formed we have worked very hard to inspire kids to become anything that their heart desires. So to be given this accolade by the IAAF is a reward for all the hard work, and a great opportunity for us to develop the foundation further and inspire more young people around the world,” Bolt said.

“Athletics for a Better World” provides a platform for organisations and people around the world, including member federations, athletics associations, partner organisations, sponsors and athletes, wanting to use athletics as a tool for social change.

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