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Usain Bolt's return to the Olympics in jeopardy

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>> Drama on the road to the Rio Olympics for sprinter Usain Bolt. His third trip to the Olympic games and doubt after a hamstring tear force him to pull out of Jamaica's qualifying events on Friday. Usain quickly vowing to return to the track in time for the summer games by posting two pictures of his therapy on Facebook.
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Despite having to bow out of the Jamaican national championships, Bolt can still make the cut to defend his numerous gold medals and his record in the 100 meter dash in Rio. He's filed for a medical exemption for the rest of the events in Jamaica and plans to qualify by running in the London anniversary games later this month.
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Bolt's absence from the Olympics will be another big loss of star power to this year's games. Australian golfer and worlds number one, Jason Day, along with usually popular golfer, Roy Mcllroy, have both decided to bow out due to the Zika scare. And MBA superstars, LeBron James and Steph Curry, both saying they're staying home after battling for the championship last month.
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And with a doping scandal keeping entire countries out of the games, the last thing the Olympics needs is to lose Bolt, one of the world's true global sports superstars.