13 Nov 2009

Bolt handed diplomatic passport

6:46 pm on 13 November 2009

The triple world and Olympic champion Usain Bolt has received a diplomatic passport from Jamaica's Prime Minister.

The 23-year-old received the document, which allows him to travel overseas as an ambassador-at-large, during a brief ceremony at Golding's Jamaica House office.

Prime Minister Bruce Golding praised Bolt as a role model who can continue to make Jamaica proud and help strengthen the country's image

.Bolt says he'll try to live up to those expectations.