Usain Bolt drug test request defended by Australian anti-doping authority

Usain Bolt

Usain Bolt

Multiple reports that the Jamaican sprint icon Usain Bolt had been offered a two-year no-strings-attached deal with Abu-Dhabi owned Valletta FC, have not been officially confirmed by his current Australian team Mariners. "That's the tough world of professional football", said Kochie's fellow panellist, Mark Beretta.

Bolt said: "So guys I've retired from track and field looking to become a footballer but look at this", attaching a picture of the notice.

"I don't want to make a big fuss, I want him to sign the contract, get on the flight, arrive in Malta and train, because we need to prepare for the Super Cup".

It was Bolt's final trial game for Central Coast, yet it seems he already has a potential suitor in Europe.

"And she said they told her I'm an elite athlete so I have to get tested".

Bolt, 32, has been on trial with A-League club the Central Coast Mariners since arriving in Australia in August in his bid to pursue a boyhood dream of becoming a footballer after retiring from athletics past year.

Beretta reported on the possibility of 32-year-old Bolt, who is now playing at the Central Coast Mariners Football Club, being headhunted by Malta.

"A champion is always welcome and at Valletta FC we believe nothing is impossible", Valletta managing director and CEO Ghasston Slimen told ESPN.

Signing Bolt has obvious appeal.

But it appears Bolt's unique situation comes under the Australia's anti-doping authority (Asada) testing protocol as athletes may be subject to collection both in and out of competition.

On Tuesday morning, the 62-year-old TV host was talking about Usain Bolt, when he said, "Who said slavery is over?" His left-footed finish for his first goal showcased his footballing ability, but he also presents a monumental publicity and marketing opportunity for ambitious club owners.

Usain Bolt's new career in football/soccer is about to take off big.

However, despite only being a triallist, he received a notice from Australia's anti-doping authority (Asada) requesting blood and urine samples.

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