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Usain Bolt - Crystal Palace 2008


24 June 2009

Do you love to dance? Would you like to get down and boogie with one of the hottest dancers on the planet? Have you got the moves that would win you the chance to dance with Jamaica’s, sprinting superstar USAIN BOLT? 

Forget ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ and ‘Britain’s Got Talent’...www.uka.org.uk  along with www.loveathletics09.co.uk are asking you to take up the BOLT FACTOR challenge.

Cast your mind back to the unique dancing celebrations that Usain Bolt performed after winning each of his three gold medal at the Beijing Olympics? These moves Bolt showed us out in Beijing are now fast becoming some of the newest/coolest moves on the dance floors all across the world. 

THE BOLT FACTOR competition is challenging you to emulate the great man’s dance in the most creative way you can imagine.  THE BOLT FACTOR will search the country to find a dance partner for Bolt at this years’ Aviva London Grand Prix.

Through http://www.loveathletics09.co.uk   The Bolt Factor is encouraging you to submit your version by video but instead of employing the likes of Simon Cowell for the judging panel, the organisers have got the fastest-man-on-earth, Usain Bolt, to pick the lucky winner.

The winner will then be guest of honour at the Aviva London Grand Prix, July 24 and will have the chance to perform their dance alongside Bolt in front of the Crystal Palace crowd.

Here’s how it works:


Learn some moves

Check out Usain’s moves online at youtube.com/Loveathletics09, work out your steps, and get practicing!

Make your dance

You have until 16th July to make your film and upload it to YouTube, send LoveAthletics09 a message with your video entry attached, and submit it to YouTube.com/LoveAthletics09.

If you don't send them a message then they won't know that you've submitted an entry!

Spread the word

You have to get your dance as many views as possible. Share it with your mates, embed it, tweet about it, blog about it - just do what you got to do!


The 10 dances with the most views on YouTube.com/LoveAthletics09 will get shown to Usain Bolt, who will select the winner!

The lucky winner will get to show off their moves on the track with Usain Bolt at the Aviva Grand Prix in London on Friday 24th July, straight after his race.

Britain’s showpiece athletics event, returns to Crystal Palace promising two days of thrills and excitement on the track just weeks away from the World Championships in Berlin. A star studded field of Olympic and World champions will battle it out to showcase their potential before heading to Germany in search of glory on the world stage.

A fantastic family day out every year, this time there’s sure to be a carnival atmosphere in the air!

*Terms & condition apply see www.loveathletics09.co.uk