London 2012: Usain Bolt and 10 Olympic Track Storylines at Rome Diamond League

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London 2012: Usain Bolt and 10 Olympic Track Storylines at Rome Diamond League
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The Diamond League is set to kick off its European tour in grand style with Thursday's Golden Gala in Rome.

A star-packed meet with numerous champions will, fittingly, take place in the Italian city's Olympic Stadium, host of the 1960 Games.

The meeting provides a chance for the athletes to begin to set themselves up for the ultimate prize of the season, Olympic Gold in London.

Headlining the Golden Gala is none other than Jamaican Usain Bolt, arguably the most electrifying athlete in sports today. 

Bolt and his quest to top his showstopping performances, however, is just one of the intriguing story lines in a typically loaded Diamond League event.

Inside are the top story lines and subplots to look for in what should be a fascinating Golden Gala.

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