Presenting, The Honorable Usain St. Leo Bolt, OJ (Order of Jamaica), by Alfons Juck, Note by Larry Eder


Usain Bolt's season may have ended yesterday, but the accolades are just about to start. The full diplomatic status is a quite a nice acknowledgment to the first athlete to win a gold medal in the sprints for Jamaica at an Olympics, and within one year, break the 100 meters and 200 meters twice!


Usain Bolt running 19.68, WAF, September 13, 2009, photo by

Bolt with full diplomatic status

KINGSTON (JAM): informs that Jamaican Prime Minister Bruce Golding will make his expected announcement, scheduled for Parliament Tuesday afternoon in Jamaica, in which world fastest man will be known as The Honorable Usain St. Leo Bolt, OJ (Order of Jamaica), Ambassador-at- Large with full diplomatic status. This prestigious national award has only been given to three of the country’s sporting personalities, track and field standout sprinter Merlene Ottey and cricketers, Michael Holding and Courtney Walsh.


Usain Bolt, "Doing the Bolt", September 13, 2009, Thessolonika, Greece, Photo by

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