CWG: Don't create lies to make headlines: Usain Bolt tells journos

Jul 31, 2014, 08:03 IST | AFP

London: Usain Bolt denied reports yesterday that he called the Glasgow Commonwealth Games "a bit sh**", ahead of his appearance in the 4x100 metres relay.

Sprint king Usain Bolt during Jamaica's netball match. Pic/AFP
Sprint king Usain Bolt during Jamaica's netball match. Pic/AFP 

History's fastest man accused The Times newspaper of "creating lies to make headlines" after it reported he rubbished the 2014 Games while waiting for a car outside the athletes' village.

Asked whether he was having a good time in Glasgow, the Jamaican sprint star replied "not really" and said that the London 2012 Olympics "were better", according to The Times.

But Bolt's manager called the claims "rubbish" and the athlete himself took to Twitter to deny the report. "I'm waking up to this nonsense... journalist please don't create lies to make headlines," he wrote.

Bolt later turned up to watch Jamaica play New Zealand at netball and told reporters the Games were "awesome".

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