Usain Bolt trains with Norwegian team Stromsgodset

Usain Bolt is spending a week training with Norwegian top-flight side Stromsgodset.

The eight-time Olympic gold medallist trained with the team for the first time on Wednesday and is due to play a training match against Norway U19s next Tuesday, the club said.

The Jamaican sprinter, who retired after last year’s World Championships in London, has already trained with German side Borussia Dortmund and South African club Mamelodi Sundowns this year.

Stromsgodset were Norwegian champions in 2013 and the club’s sporting director is former Sheffiled Utd and Norway striker Jostein Flo.

He said: “We think it’s amazingly fun that Usain Bolt chooses to come here to Stromsgodset to train. He is a champion, one of the greatest athletes of all time and, of course, we can learn a lot from him.

“Usain Bolt is furthermore a particularly charismatic and energetic type and his presence will undoubtedly be a great inspiration for players, coaches and the whole club.

“We want him to be given the opportunity to play in the training match. He is a good football player, otherwise he would not be training with us.”