Musicians, journalists, actors and even Olympic athletes join call for Jamaican sprint start to visit Bar do David
Earlier this week, Usain Bolt invited children from some of the favelas surrounding his training base to visit as he prepared for the Olympic Games. Now, on the other side of the city, fans of Rio 2016's biggest star want more.
To achieve his goal, David has launched a social media campaign called 'Come to the favela Usain Bolt'.
On his Facebook page, David has posted a series of videos featuring notable musicians, journalists and actors all adding their voices to the campaign to bring Bolt to the hill (as the hillside favela communities are often called).
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"I want to make this dream of mine come true for the children who live here. Like them and like me, Bolt comes from humble beginnings and found sport on his journey. We've lost a lot of children to drug trafficking and a visit like this could really change someone's destiny. It would be noble of him to recognise this and come. Therefore, I say: come to the favela, Usain Bolt," he said.
David also knows that Bolt enjoys his food, especially intense and spicy dishes characteristic of Jamaican cooking. In a national competition this year, a snack from his bar was voted best in the country. And the cook has already gone to the trouble of creating a dish in Bolt's name, to be served should he choose to visit.
Bar Do David
Nossos repórteres Ana Paula Araújo,Caio Barbada e família também na campanha para trazer Usain Bolt. A Favela tá de braços abertos para Vc Vem pra Favela Usain Bolt!!
— with Ana Paula Araujo and Caio Barbosa.