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Place Bolt statue at National Stadium

Published:Saturday | August 27, 2016 | 12:00 AM


I am glad to see some persons agree with me on how to honour Usain Bolt. I like the suggestion that Devon Dick, in his Thursday column, gave that Bolt's next birthday should be declared a national holiday to celebrate all Olympians, past and present.

I don't agree with Dick that Bolt's statue belongs in his birthplace. The residents of Sherwood Content, Trelawny, are being selfish. His exploits began on the track, at Boys and Girls' Champs, and climaxed at the 2016 Olympics. There should be no controversy or debate about where to erect the statue. It should be placed at the National Stadium, which should be renamed the Usain Bolt Stadium or Multi-Sports Complex, right next to the statue immortalising Arthur Wint and the other 400m runners. After all, Bolt has done more for track and field than has Wint.

When all is said and done, Bolt's statue belongs at the National Stadium.