Sprinter Kim Collins named in Olympic team
Last Updated: 20/07/16 5:56pm
Kim Collins is set to appear at his sixth Olympic Games when he travels to Rio, at the age of 40.
The sprinter will represent St Kitts and Nevis, after resolving his differences with the country's Olympic Committee.
Collins made his first Olympic appearance at Atlanta in 1996 and, although he is yet to win a medal in the Games, his career high-point came in 2003 when he won gold over 100m at the World Championships in Paris.
His highest Olympic finish has been sixth while the low point arrived in 2012 in London where Collins was pulled from the Olympic team for missing training sessions.
He said in a statement on Wednesday: "I am extremely happy that our longstanding issues have finally been put to rest and I will once again have the honour of representing my country.
"With this behind us, my coach and I will now continue to put our full focus on ensuring that I am in the best shape for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games."
The issues were discussed last Saturday via a telephone call and St Kitts and Nevis Olympic Committee president Alphonso Bridgewater added: "I personally welcome this new development and I am pleased that Mr Collins is now willing to compete for his country."
Collins must sign the committee's standard athlete contract to complete the agreement.
In addition to his world title, he also won 100m gold at the Commonwealth Games of 2002 in Manchester.