Usain Bolt to earn Â£10,000 a second in Paris Diamond League meeting
Last Updated: February 26, 2013 1:14pm
Olympic champion Usain Bolt has signed up to run the 200m at the Diamond League meeting in Paris in July.
Bolt, 26, cemented his reputation in London last year as the greatest sprinter of all time by winning gold in the 100m, 200m and 4x100m at the Olympics - and he will earn around £10,000 a second in Paris.
And organisers of the Paris meeting - which takes place on 6 July - admit they are more than happy to pay Bolt a fee of £200,000 for his 20 seconds' work.
"With Bolt, we know that we will easily fill the Stade de France," said the head of the meeting, Laurent Boquillet.
The Paris Diamond league meeting is the ninth on the main athletics circuit.
Bolt's only other confirmed race this year is over 200 metres at Oslo's Bislett Games on June 13.