08/03/2012 01:07 EDT | Updated 10/03/2012 05:12 EDT

Donovan Bailey looks ahead to 100-metre sprint

Retired Canadian sprinter Donovan Bailey is eagerly awaiting the men's 100-metre sprint at the London Olympics.

The event, which Bailey won in 1996, is expected to be a contest this time around between Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt and his training partner, Yohan Blake.

Bailey says the race will be closer than expected, with three additional American sprinters who "desperately want" to win.