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Olympic champion Bolt now chasing football dream in Norway with Stromsgodset

1:06 AM WAT 31/05/2018
Usain Bolt
The Jamaican sprint legend and Manchester United supporter is not ready to give up just yet and is now training with an Eliteserien side

Olympic great Usain Bolt is still "chasing the dream", beginning training with Norwegian top-flight side Stromsgodset.

Bolt – a Manchester United fan – trained with Bundesliga giants Borussia Dortmund earlier this year.

The sprinting great, an eight-time Olympic champion, is not ready to give up on playing professional football just yet, starting a week of training with Stromsgodset.

Bolt, 31, posted photos of training on Instagram, writing: "Chasing the Dream", and on Twitter.

Peter Stoger, the coach of Dortmund when Bolt trained with the club, said the Jamaican had "a lot of work to do" to play at the top level.

He told reporters: "It's all about procedure and movement, but the most important thing is that he had fun.

"I think he is talented, but when he wants to play at a higher level, he clearly has a lot of work to do.

"The physique he needs for his other sport is completely different from what he needs for football, but it was really fun for us.

"It was a pleasure for us to meet a guy like him and to work with him."

Stromsgodset have won three of their first 12 league games of the season, sitting 12th in the 16-team Eliteserien.

Bringing in Bolt would certainly help to raise their profile around the sporting world, but whether he boasts the ability to earn a deal remains to be seen.