Sprint superstar Usain Bolt has described claims that he criticised the Commonwealth Games as “nonsense.” The fastest man in the world is said to have told the Times that the Games were “a bit s—-” and that he was “not really” having fun in Scotland. Jamaican Bolt, 27, sent a tweet describing the claim as “nonsense.” Bolt’s manager, Ricky Simms, meanwhile, told BBC Sport the remarks attributed to the athlete were “utter rubbish.”
He has said what he’s said and I don’t wish to comment on the journalistic work of The Times.
Shona Robison, Scotland’s cabinet secretary for the Commonwealth Games
Bolt arrived in Glasgow on Saturday and confirmed he would be running the 4x100m relay heats on Friday as well as in the sprint relay final on Saturday, the final day of athletics competition. Today, he cheered on Jamaica at the netball after meeting with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry at the athletes’ village yesterday. The Times newspaper’s Scottish editor Angus Macleod said: “We stand by this story 100 per cent. We have utter confidence in this story.” The reporter behind the report said on Twitter that the “full conversation” with Bolt would feature in Thursday’s newspaper.
I didn’t come here with expectations, I’m just coming out and trying to see the country. I guess they will try to show me their culture.
Usain Bolt on Saturday, when asked what he expected from Glasgow