5 Ways Usain Bolt Can Participate In The Tokyo 2020 Olympics

It has only been a few days since Usain Bolt, aided by his three teammates in the 4x100m relay, pulled off the unprecedented triple-triple — three gold medals in three consecutive Olympic Games — and there’s already a gaping hole where he used to be. Sure, he’ll be present and accounted for at the World Championships in London next year, but he won’t be going for another triple, so it won’t be the same.


Usain is adamant that Rio 2016 is his last Olympics, so by the time we get to the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, his stunning achievements will only be distant memories. There will be no new, amazing feats for us to anticipate. Members of the Tokyo 2020 IOC are probably already tearing their hair out trying to figure out what to do to ensure that people give a damn and turn out in their thousands. But how will they replace the irreplaceable?

I high key want Usain to just run one event, just the 4x100m relay, so he can go for a 10th gold medal. He’s currently one of only four athletes to have nine gold medals, which is amazing. But the problem is that one of those athletes is Carl Lewis, who has displayed nothing but badmind and hateration since Bolt’s emergence in 2008. We don’t want the king’s name to constantly be mentioned in the same breath as Da Man Deh, so something has to be done.

If he’s well and truly hanging up his spikes, I’ve come up with five surefire ways for the Tokyo IOC to ensure that the king is still visible and active at the 2020 Games. The people will want to see him, so here’s how the IOC can give them their money’s worth:

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