Usain Bolt will enter the London Anniversary Games in 2016 ahead of the Rio Olympics.

The double Olympic champion at 100m, 200m and 4x100m, will return to the track where he won those titles at the 2012 London Olympics.

Bolt will compete in the July 22 to July 23 event which is part of the IAAF Diamond League series.

Bolt told the Mailonline : “I am pleased to announce my return to the Olympic stadium in London for the 2016 Anniversary Games.

“I know the athletics fans in London are very knowledgeable and passionate about track and field and will come out in force and create a great atmosphere like they always do.”

Niels de Vos, Chief Executive of British Athletics, said: “Usain Bolt is a global sporting icon. This will be one of the last opportunities for families to attend the Anniversary Games and see him compete.

“The London Anniversary Games is one of the very best sporting events in Britain and will be even more special this year as it is staged so close to the Olympic Games.”