Bolt to run at Golden Gala in Rome in May

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ROME (AP) -- Usain Bolt will run the 100 meters at the Golden Gala in Rome as preparation to defend three sprint titles at the London Olympics.

Organizers announced the Jamaican's participation Thursday in the meet on May 31.

In a statement, Bolt calls the Rome race "a good early season test."

Bolt also confirmed he will run the 100 at another Diamond League meet in Oslo on June 7.

Bolt made his season debut in Rome last year, winning the 100 in 9.91 seconds to edge former record-holder Asafa Powell.