By Paul Osborne

Usain Bolt has told fans he is available to compete at Glasgow 2014 ©Getty ImagesThe world's fastest human Usain Bolt has said he is available to compete at next month's Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

There had been doubts whether the six-time Olympic gold medallist would compete at the Games due to a foot injury sustained in late March and early April which ruled him out of the Ostrava Golden Spike meet and Meeting Areva in Paris earlier in the year.

But, writing to fans on his website, the eight-time world champion revealed he had informed the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) he is available to compete in Glasgow.

"I am not ready to compete at the Jamaican Championships this weekend but I have informed the JAAA's that I am available for selection for the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow and have submitted the relevant documentation," he wrote.

The 27-year-old indicated that, if he were to compete, it would likely be in the 4x100 metres relay event as he did not want to take the place of one of his teammates in the 100m or 200m contests, events Bolt is double Olympic champion in. 

"I do not wish to take the place of anyone who qualifies this weekend in an individual event but am available for relay duty if the selectors feel I can be an asset to the Jamaican team in Glasgow," he added.

"I have received lots of requests, invitations and messages of support from my fans in Scotland who are looking forward to a great event."

If he is to compete at Glasgow 2014, Usain Bolt will likely take to the track in the 4x100m relay ©Getty ImagesIf he is to compete at Glasgow 2014, Usain Bolt will likely take to the track in the 4x100m relay ©Getty Images

Bolt has never raced in the Commonwealth Games, having missed the events in Melbourne in 2006 and Delhi four years ago.

Speaking after the news, David Grevemberg, chief executive of Glasgow 2014 said: "Usain Bolt is the fastest man on earth, a great global ambassador for sport and it's thrilling news that his next focus is competing at the XX Commonwealth Games for Team Jamaica in three weeks' time.

"Scotland has the biggest Hampden roar waiting for him and sports fans across the world will also relish the prospect of seeing him go for a first Commonwealth Gold in Glasgow."

The heats of the men's 4x100m are due to held at Hampden Park on Friday August 1 with the final the following evening.

The news will come as a huge boost to Glasgow 2014 after Yohan Blake, Jamaica's former 100 metres world champion, confirmed on Tuesday (June 24) that he would not be participating at the Games.

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