Powell to go head-to-head with Bolt in Oslo

Updated: 2012-03-05 09:29


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Powell to go head-to-head with Bolt in Oslo

Asafa Powell of Jamaica holds his Athlete of the Meet trophy at the US Open Track and Field meet at Madison Square Garden in New York, Jan 28, 2012 file photo. [Photo/Agencies]

LONDON - Former world record holder Asafa Powell will face current incumbent Usain Bolt over 100 meters at the Bislett Games in Oslo on June 7, organizers announced on Friday.

The two Jamaicans are also due to meet the week before at the Diamond League meeting in Rome as they build up to the London Olympics in July.

Powell's best time last year of 9.78 seconds was only bettered by triple Olympic champion Bolt's 9.76.

The first Diamond League meeting takes place in Doha on May 11. Oslo is the fifth of 14 fixtures in the series.