Dai Greene outlines the road to London 2012

Dai Greene plans to open his Diamond League campaign at the Golden Gala in Rome on May 31.

The 400 metres hurdles world champion also intends to run at the Bislett Games in Oslo on June 7, the Meeting Areva in Paris on July 6 and the London Grand Prix at Crystal Palace on July 13-14 as he gears up for the London Olympics.

“It’s taken a while but I had to be sure my calendar got me in the best possible shape for London 2012,” said Greene.

“I’ve worked out a schedule and we’ve decided to do all the European Diamond League competitions.”

The Welsh athlete, also the reigning European and Commonwealth champion, is one of Great Britain’s best hopes for gold on the track at the Olympic Stadium.

“It’s so important to periodise the year ahead,” added Greene.

“Obviously during the winter months I was training at such a high volume, whereas now during the summer months the volume (of training) is far less to ensure my body recovers.

“But I train at a higher intensity and there’s nothing more intense than Diamond League events.”