Usain Bolt set to light up Nitro Athletics

Seven is set to broadcast the fresh take on track and field, Nitro Athletics this weekend

The event will see teams from Australia, New Zealand, England, China and Japan compete against world renowned athletes in Usain Bolt’s All Stars team – a team of athletes handpicked by Bolt himself.

The showcase event features new rules such as the Nitro Power Play and Nitro Turbo Charge, allowing teams to double their points and steal other teams’ points, adding a strategic element to the competition.

Team Australia features Rio 2016 Olympic finalists Morgan Mitchell, Genevieve LaCaze, Ryan Gregson and Fabrice Lapierre. Mitchell was unbeaten in the women’s 400m during the Australian domestic season leading up to the Rio Olympics where she made the 400m semi finals as well as the 4x400m final.

Usain Bolt, the fastest man on the planet, will feature as the captain for the Bolt All Stars alongside Asafa Powell and Michael Frater from Jamaica, Jenna Prandini and Ryan  Wilson from the USA and Rio 400m hurdles gold medallist Kerron Clement.

The event will be spread across three action filled nights at Lakeside Stadium with a range of track and field events categorized and based on power, technique, endurance and teamwork.

Broadcast times:

Nitro Athletics Saturday February 4

Sydney 7pm LIVE on Channel 7

Melbourne 9.45pm on Channel 7
Bne/QLD 7pm on Channel 7
Adelaide 9.15pm on Channel 7
Perth 4pm LIVE on Channel 7, 5.30pm LIVE on 7TWO
Nitro Athletics Thursday February 9

Sydney             7pm LIVE on 7mate

Melbourne         7pm LIVE on 7mate

Bne/QLD           6pm LIVE on 7mate

Adelaide           6.30pm LIVE on 7mate

Perth                4pm LIVE on 7mate

 

Nitro Aicthlets Saturday February 11

Sydney            7pm LIVE on Ch 7

Melbourne         9.45pm on Channel 7

Bne/QLD          7pm on Channel 7

Adelaide            9.15pm on Channel 7

Perth               4pm LIVE on Ch 7, 5.30pm LIVE on 7TWO

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