Kenenisa Bekele has acknowledged his participation at the 30th Memorial Van Damme. This again is proof that the world's biggest athletes are attracted by the Memorial.

During last year's event, Kenenisa Bekele broke the world record at the 10k. He doesn't know for sure yet, but he will join the 3K or 5k. Other athletes who confirmed are the Swedish high jumper Bergqvist and the French sprinter Arron.

Organisor Wilfried Meert also acknowledged that the 30th Memorial Van Damme will happen for sure in the Koning Boudewijn stadium in Brussels: "By that time all the safety measures will around the stadium will be taken".