Usain Bolt mulling retirement after '16 Olympics

By Evan Hilbert |

Usain Bolt says he plans on retiring after the ‘16 Olympics.
Usain Bolt says he plans on retiring after the ‘16 Olympics. (USATSI)

Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt announced Wednesday plans to retire from competition following the 2016 Olympic games in Rio de Janeiro.

"I think it will be a good time to retire," Bolt told the Associated Press, adding, "on top and just been dominating for so long."

Bolt, 27, said he wants to again win gold in Rio, as well as set the world record in the 200 meters. He has won six gold medals in all, three each at the last two Olympiad.

"If I want to be among the greats of [Muhammad] Ali and Pele and all these guys I have to continue dominating until I retire," Bolt told the AP.

CBSSports Facebook Google Plus
Conversation powered by Livefyre

Latest Video

September 2, 2015
Inside College Football: Week 1 upset picks (2:21)
September 2, 2015
Rick Neuheisel on his first UCLA game as starting QB
September 1, 2015
Rick Neuheisel talks Heisman hopefuls
September 1, 2015
Adam Schein's Top 9 college football teams of 2015


Most Popular Shop

Men's Nike Scarlet Ohio State Buckeyes No. 15 Limited Football Jersey

College Sideline Gear
Get your favorite school
Shop Now