One could almost call it a “mini-Olympics.” Lausanne’s Athletissima kicks off with Usain Bolt on the 200 meters and his fellow countryman, Yohan Blake on the 100 meter sprint. In fact, the list of medalists for this Diamond League event includes 18 from the London games and 54 in total. For some of these champions, this meet holds a special place in their hearts. WRS’s Lucas Chambers reports:
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Jamaica’s Usain Bolt smiles during a news conference ahead of the Athletissima Diamond League event in Lausanne on August 22, 2012. Bolt will compete in the men’s 200m race on August 23. (REUTERS/Denis Balibouse)