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Usain Bolt dresses up for Oktoberfest (photo); signs new contract with Puma

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Usain Bolt‘s worldwide offseason Instagram tour continues.

We’ve seen him marketing his book in London, where he trolled Thierry Henry, and posing with a bride and groom in Paris. His latest destination is apparently Munich for Oktoberfest.

He’s getting in the spirit:

Earlier Tuesday, Bolt announced he signed a new contract with the German sportswear company Puma “through and beyond the 2016 Olympic Games.” Remember, Bolt said last week he was reconsidering plans to retire after the 2016 Olympics. Bolt, 27, has been with Puma since he was 16.

“PUMA has been with me since the very beginning,” Bolt said in a statement. “They recognized my talent at an early age and have supported me throughout, especially in the early years when I had some difficult times due to injuries.”

Bolt’s agent said he will visit Los Angeles during the offseason.

Photos: Ben Johnson returns to Seoul Olympic Stadium

Pau Gasol may skip Olympics due to Zika virus

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Spanish basketball star Pau Gasol is the latest athlete to announce publicly thoughts about skipping the Rio Olympics due to the Zika virus.

Gasol, a two-time Olympic silver medalist, held a press conference and wrote a column in Spanish newspaper El Pais titled “Olympic dream or medical nightmare?” on Monday.

“Returning to Spain after eight months in the United States, I am struck by how few people in Europe are talking about the Zika virus and its consequences,” Gasol wrote in the column. “From my conversations with both U.S. and Spanish experts, my conclusion is that Zika is a much bigger and more serious threat than we think.”

MORE: U.S. Olympic basketball game times announced

Nic Long, Alise Post make U.S. Olympic team after BMX Worlds medals

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London Olympians Nic Long and Alise Post became the first members of the 2016 U.S. Olympic BMX team by capturing bronze medals at the World Championships in Medellín, Colombia, on Sunday.

Long, eliminated in the London Olympic quarterfinals, earned his first World Championships medal.

He finished third in Medellín behind France’s Joris Daudet and the Netherlands’ Niek Kimmann, the latter just missing in a bid to become the first BMX rider to repeat as World champion since the sport was added to the Olympic program in 2008.

Post, tearfully eliminated in the London Olympic semifinals, earned her third World Championships medal.

She was second for most of the final behind eventual Colombian winner and 2012 Olympic champion Mariana Pajón and was passed by Australian Caroline Buchanan on the final straight.

The U.S. can send two women and three men to Rio in BMX.

Long and Post bring the entire list of U.S. athletes qualified to Rio to 147 members.

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