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Unveiling of Bolt statue postponed until December

Published:Tuesday | October 10, 2017 | 1:38 PM
Sports Minister Olivia Grange with a maquette of the Usain Bolt statue at the Spanish Court Hotel in June.

Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport Olivia Grange has announced the rescheduling of the unveiling of the statue of track-and-field icon Usain Bolt.

The statue was due to be unveiled this Friday at the National Stadium.  However, the Sport Ministry said in a statement that, due to the weather forecast for showers and thunderstorms and the fact that some guests have been affected by hurricanes this season and are unable to travel to Jamaica at this time, "it was decided, in consultation with Usain Bolt’s management team, to reschedule this major outdoor activity".

The reception in honour of Jamaica’s track-and-field athletes who went to this year’s World Championships, which was due to take place immediately following the unveiling of the statue, has also been rescheduled.

The new date for both activities is December 3.