“What better way than music?” Gordon asked. “What we have done is put together a medley of songs which speaks best to the different stages and accomplishments of this great Jamaican athlete, from his days at Boys’ and Girls’ Champs to his exploits at the Olympic level.” Dennis Gordon, public relations specialist for the Racers Track Club, told the Jamaica Observer
“Just before he arrives inside the stadium Freddie McGregor’s Born A Winner will ring out inside the stadium. Once he alights from his vehicle and walks through the guard of honour, Dennis Brown’s Here I Come will play. A number of other tracks and musical moments will follow. However, I cannot reveal too much at this time as it will be a surprise for the ‘Big Man’ himself,” said Gordon.
There will also be live performances featuring dancehall stars Beenie Man, I-Octane, and Ding Dong.
“It is going to be a great reception,” said Bolt at a news conference Thursday at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel. “There is going to be one big party and it is going to be emotional.
“It will be the last time in front of my home crowd. I know it will be loud and the energy will be great.”
Bolt who will retire after the 2017 London World Championships in August is the only sprinter to win Olympic 100m and 200m titles at three consecutive Olympics (2008, 2012 and 2016), a feat referred to as the “triple double.”
He is considered to be the greatest sprinter of all time.