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Sprint sensation may swap sports after 2016 Games

BRAZIL BOUND: Bolt poses in front of Brazilian landmark Christ the Redeemer in Rio

SIX-TIME OLYMPIC gold medal-winning sprinter Usain Bolt could change sports after the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, stated his agent.

The 26-year-old Jamaican held talks with cricket club Melbourne Stars in October but his agent Ricky Simms told BBC Sport that he is going to continue with a career in track and field at least until after the 2016 Games.

"Usain is currently an athlete focused on his preparations for the 2013 World Championships in Moscow,” said Simms.

"He may try his hand at cricket or football when he retires from running but that would be after 2016."

Bolt has previously stated in interviews of his desire to play both professional cricket and football.

Melbourne Stars media manager Jess Cook confirmed to BBC Sport that they held talks with the 100m and 200m world record holder.

"We had lengthy discussions with Bolt's management from June to August but his training schedule ahead of the World Championships unfortunately wouldn't allow him to be involved with the Stars this summer,” said Cook.

"We will remain close to Bolt and explore it again next season."

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