Olympic gold medalist Usain Bolt denied ripping the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland, calling reports of his comments "nonsense."
The Times of London reported that Bolt created called the games “a bit s—“
According to the paper, Bolt was waiting in the rain for his car to arrive after leaving the athletes’ village in Glasgow and was asked if he was having fun in Scotland. He reportedly responded, “not really”.
Bolt’s manager, Ricky Simms, called the reports “utter rubbish.”
“The atmosphere in and around the stadiums has been absolutely fantastic and I have absolutely no idea where these quotes have come from,” Simms said.
According to The Guardian, "Bolt's apparent comments have created a firestorm of controversy" but the sprinter says the flames are being fed by the media.
I'm waking up to this nonsense..journalist please don't create lies to make headlines — Usain St. Leo Bolt (@usainbolt) July 30, 2014
Bolt will be running in the 4x100 meter relay heats for Jamaica on Friday and in the finals on Saturday. It will be his first race this season after recovering from a foot injury.
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