USAIN Bolt, Black Caviar and Olympic gold medallist Sally Pearson are tipped to wow the AFL grand final crowd.
Jamaica’s six-time Olympic gold medal-winning sprinter would run rings around last year’s shambolic effort by ageing rocker Meatloaf, who was rumoured to have been paid $500,000 for his mumbling medley.
AFL chief executive Andrew Demetriou said yesterday he had invited the world’s fastest man to the big game.
After winning the 100m, 200m and the 4x100m in London, Bolt confirmed he planned a holiday in Australia next month.
A cricket enthusiast, Bolt and 100m silver medallist compatriot Yohan Blake have also been chased by Big Bash teams Melbourne Stars and Sydney Sixers to appear or even play.
Demetriou also confirmed the main act for September 29 had been booked.
“God, I hope so. Oh please. As long as they can sing, that’d be a good start,” Demetriou said.
He said honouring Bolt, Pearson and Black Caviar would provide fans with a great moment of celebration.
“I remember many years ago when Muhammad Ali did a lap of the MCG, the reception he got, it was very moving,” Demetriou said.
“If Usain Bolt did make himself available, I think all of us would be in awe of his greatness.”
Demetriou witnessed Bolt’s 200m win in London and described it as a “sight to behold”.
“We haven’t seen a horse like Black Caviar and it would be good also to celebrate our Olympians.”