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Usain Bolt to skip meet in Rome

Updated: March 31, 2014, 3:10 PM ET
Associated Press

ROME -- Golden Gala organizers announced Monday that Usain Bolt will skip the Rome Diamond League meet on June 5, citing reported injury problems.

However, Bolt's manager Ricky Simms told The Associated Press that the 100- and 200-meter record holder didn't have a contract to run the Rome meet and that he is "not aware of any problems."

"We were warned a few days ago about Bolt's problems," Rome meet director Luigi D'Onofrio said in a statement. "Then the confirmation came: Bolt ...

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