Thanks to Usain Bolt, Malmö Games has now been able to change date and thereby has the meeting been sanctioned by both the Swedish Athletic Federation and European Athletics.
Usain has changed his competition and training schedule to accommodate the request from Malmö Games to change competition date to Tuesday August 5th, 2014. He says that he very much wanted to help Malmö to establish a new competition in Europe and by moving to August 5th the earlier problem with the sanction is solved.
“There is always the need for new major athletics competitions in Europe and I will come to Malmö on August 5th to inaugurate the new track and put on a good performance for the fans” he says to the organizer of Malmö Games.
– We are grateful to Usain Bolt for his kindness and change of date. Now we shall thank him by getting a new track at Malmö Stadium and fill the stands with spectators on August 5, says Bengt Bendéus, Chairman of the MAI foundation.
For more info contact:
Meeting Director Rajne Soderberg, +46 70 59 35 982
Chairman Bengt Bendéus, +971 50 55 22 961